The Resource In defense of justice : Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American struggle for equality, Eileen H. Tamura

In defense of justice : Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American struggle for equality, Eileen H. Tamura

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In defense of justice : Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American struggle for equality
Title
In defense of justice
Title remainder
Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American struggle for equality
Statement of responsibility
Eileen H. Tamura
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a leading dissident in the World War II concentration camps for Japanese Americans, the controversial figure Joseph Yoshisuke Kurihara stands out as an icon of Japanese American resistance. In emotional, often inflammatory speeches, Kurihara attacked the U.S. government for its treatment of innocent citizens and immigrants. Because he articulated what other inmates dared not voice openly, he became a spokesperson for camp inmates. In this astute biography, Kurihara's life provides a window into the history of Japanese Americans during the first half of the twentieth century. Born in Hawaii to Japanese parents who immigrated to work on the sugar plantations, Kurihara worked throughout his youth and early adult life to make a place for himself as an American: seeking quality education, embracing Christianity, and serving as a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War I. Though he bore the brunt of anti-Japanese hostility in the decades before World War II, he remained adamantly positive about the prospects of his own life in America. The U.S. entry into WWII and the forced removal and incarceration of ethnic Japanese destroyed that perspective and transformed Kurihara. As an inmate at Manzanar in California, Kurihara became one of the leaders of a dissident group within the camp and was implicated in the "Manzanar incident," a serious civil disturbance that erupted on Dec. 6, 1942. In 1945, after three years and seven months of incarceration, he renounced his U.S. citizenship and boarded a ship for Japan, where he had never been before. He never returned to the United States. Kurihara's personal story illuminates the tragedy of the forced removal and incarceration of U.S. citizens among the West Coast Nikkei, even as it dramatizes the heroic resistance to that injustice. Shedding light on the turmoil within the camps as well as the sensitive and formerly unspoken issue of citizenship renunciation among Japanese Americans, In Defense of Justice explores one man's struggles with the complexities of loyalty and dissent
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tamura, Eileen
Dewey number
940.53/1779487092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
D769.8.A6
LC item number
T37 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Asian American experience
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kurihara, Joseph Yoshisuke
  • Manzanar War Relocation Center
  • Tule Lake Relocation Center
  • Manzanar War Relocation Center
  • Tule Lake Relocation Center
  • Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
Label
In defense of justice : Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American struggle for equality, Eileen H. Tamura
Link
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt3fh4c6
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Growing up American -- A Yank in France, a Jap in America -- To Manzanar -- Resistance in Manzanar -- Stepping back -- Isolating citizen dissidents -- Turmoil at Tule -- Renunciation -- Japan -- Afterword -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252095061
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40022853030
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861692428
  • (OCoLC)ocn861692428
Label
In defense of justice : Joseph Kurihara and the Japanese American struggle for equality, Eileen H. Tamura
Link
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt3fh4c6
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Growing up American -- A Yank in France, a Jap in America -- To Manzanar -- Resistance in Manzanar -- Stepping back -- Isolating citizen dissidents -- Turmoil at Tule -- Renunciation -- Japan -- Afterword -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252095061
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40022853030
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861692428
  • (OCoLC)ocn861692428

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