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Author Robinson, Greg, 1966- author

Title After camp : portraits in midcentury Japanese American life and politics / Greg Robinson
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 318 pages) : illustrations
Series ACLS Fellows' Publications
Contents Resettlement and new lives -- Political science? FDR, Japanese Americans and the postwar dispersion of minorities -- Forrest LaViolette: race, internationalism, and assimilation -- Japantown born and reborn: comparing the resettlement experience of Issei and Nisei in Detroit, New York, and Los Angeles -- The varieties of assimilation -- Birth of a citizen: Miné Okubo and the politics of symbolism -- The "new Nisei" and identity politics -- Interethnic politics -- Japanese Americans and Mexican Americans: the limits of interracial collaboration -- From kuichi to comrades: Japanese American views of Jews in the 1930s and 1940s -- African American supporters of Japanese Americans, and the shift in Nisei views of African Americans -- African American responses to the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans -- The Los Angeles defender: Hugh E. MacBeth and Japanese Americans -- Crusaders in Gotham: the JACD and interracial activism -- The rise and fall of postwar coalitions for civil rights -- From Korematsu to Brown: Nisei and the postwar struggle for civil rights -- An uneasy alliance: Blacks and Japanese Americans, 1954-1965 -- Epilogue
Summary This book illuminates various aspects of a central but unexplored area of American history: the midcentury Japanese American experience. A vast and ever-growing literature exists, first on the entry and settlement of Japanese immigrants in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, then on the experience of the immigrants and their American-born children during World War II. Yet the essential question, "What happened afterwards?" remains all but unanswered in historical literature. Excluded from the wartime economic boom and scarred psychologically by their wartime ordeal, the former camp inmates struggled to remake their lives in the years that followed. This volume consists of a series of case studies that shed light on various developments relating to Japanese Americans in the aftermath of their wartime confinement, including resettlement nationwide, the mental and physical readjustment of the former inmates, and their political engagement, most notably in concert with other racialized and ethnic minority groups
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cold War -- Social aspects -- United States.
Community life -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Japanese Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Japanese Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Japanese Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520271580 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520271599 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520952278 (electronic bk.)
9780520271586 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520271593 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520952270 (electronic bk.)