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Between two empires : race, history, and transnationalism in Japanese America

Author: Eiichiro Azuma
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The incarceration of Japanese Americans has been discredited as a major blemish in American democratic tradition. This book probes the complexities of pre-war Japanese America to show how Japanese in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eiichiro Azuma
ISBN: 0195159403 9780195159400 0195159411 9780195159417
OCLC Number: 55473586
Awards: Winner of Immigration and Ethnic History Society: Theodore Saloutos Book Award 2004-05.
Description: xiii, 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Immigrant transnationalism between two empires --
I: Multiple beginnings --
Mercantilists, colonialists, and laborers: heterogeneous origins of Japanese America --
II: Convergences and divergences --
Re-forming the immigrant masses: the transnational construction of a moral citizenry --
Zaibei doho: racial exclusion and the making of an American minority --
III: Pioneers and successors --
"Pioneers of Japanese development": history making and racial identity --
The problem of generation: preparing the nisei for the future --
Wages of immigrant internationalism: nisei in the ancestral land --
IV: Complexities of immigrant nationalism --
Helping Japan, helping ourselves: the meaning of issei patriotism --
Ethnic nationalism and racial struggle: interethnic relations in the California delta --
Wartime racisms, state nationalisms, and the collapse of immigrant transnationalism.
Responsibility: Eiichiro Azuma.
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