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Author Wake, Naoko, author.

Title American survivors : trans-Pacific memories of Hiroshima & Nagasaki / Naoko Wake
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover -- Half-title page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Abbreviations -- Notes on the Text -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Cities of Immigrants -- 2 Remembering the Nuclear Holocaust -- 3 Reconnecting Families -- 4 War and Work Across the Pacific -- 5 Finding Survivorhood -- 6 Endlessness of Radiation Illness -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Glossary -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Summary American Survivors is a fresh and moving historical account of U.S. survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, breaking new ground not only in the study of World War II but also in the public understanding of nuclear weaponry. A truly trans-Pacific history, American Survivors challenges the dualistic distinction between Americans-as-victors and Japanese-as-victims often assumed by scholars of the nuclear war. Using more than 130 oral histories of Japanese American and Korean American survivors, their family members, community activists, and physicians - most of which appear here for the first time - Naoko Wake reveals a cross-national history of war, illness, immigration, gender, family, and community from intimately personal perspectives. American Survivors brings to light the history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that connects, as much as separates, people across time and national boundaries
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 02, 2021)
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans.
Americans -- Japan
Atomic bomb victims -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi
Atomic bomb victims -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi
Atomic bomb victims
Japanese Americans
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Personal narratives, American
Nagasaki-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Personal narratives, American
Japan -- Hiroshima-shi
Japan -- Nagasaki-shi
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Récits personnels.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 110888055X