Desert exile : the uprooting of a Japanese American family (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Desert exile : the uprooting of a Japanese American family

Author: Yoshiko Uchida
Publisher: Seattle ; London : University of Washington Press, 2015.
Series: Classics of Asian American literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the attack on Pearl Harbor, everything changed for Yoshiko Uchida. Desert Exile is her autobiographical account of life before and during World War II. The book does more than relate the day-to-day experience of living in stalls at the Tanforan Racetrack, the assembly center just south of San Francisco, and in the Topaz, Utah, internment camp. It tells the story of the courage and strength displayed by those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narrative
Autobiography
Biographies
Personal narratives
Autobiographies
Récits personnels
Biography
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Yoshiko Uchida; Yoshiko Uchida
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yoshiko Uchida
ISBN: 9780295994758 0295994754
OCLC Number: 899114095
Notes: Originally published: Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1982.
Description: xxii, 156 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the 2015 edition --
The house above Grove Street --
On being Japanese and American --
Pearl Harbor --
Evacuation --
Tanforan : a horse stall for four --
Tanforan : city behind barbed wire --
Topaz : city of dust --
Topaz : winter's despair --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Classics of Asian American literature.
Responsibility: Yoshiko Uchida ; with a new introduction by Traise Yamamoto.

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After the attack on Pearl Harbor, everything changed for Yoshiko Uchida. Desert Exile is her autobiographical account of life before and during World War II. The book does more than relate the day-to-day experience of living in stalls at the Tanforan Racetrack, the assembly center just south of San Francisco, and in the Topaz, Utah, internment camp. It tells the story of the courage and strength displayed by those who were interned.

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A sensitive, readable account that captures with insight and human warmth the feel of what it was like to be sent by one's own government into exile in the wilderness. It is a work worthy of an Read more...

 
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