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Christianity, social justice, and the Japanese American incarceration during World War II

Author: Anne M Blankenship
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While most Japanese Americans maintained their traditional identities as Buddhists, a sizeable minority identified as Christian, and a number of church leaders sought to minister to them in the camps. Blankenship shows how church leaders were forced to assess the ethics and pragmatism of fighting against or acquiescing to what they clearly perceived, even in the midst of a national crisis, as an unjust social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne M Blankenship
ISBN: 9781469629193 1469629194 9781469629209 1469629208
OCLC Number: 931226808
Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The attack on Pearl Harbor & Executive Order 9066 --
The organization of Christian aid --
Building churches behind barbed wire --
Experiences of Christianity in the camps --
The end of Japanese ethnic churches.
Responsibility: Anne M. Blankenship.

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This study of Christianity in the infamous camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II yields insights both far-reaching and timely. Anne Blankenship shows how church leaders  Read more...

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