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  • Title: Jewel of the Desert: Japanese American Internment at Topaz
  • Author: Sandra C. Taylor
  • ISBN: 9780520080041
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover

  • In the spring of 1942, under the guise of military necessity, the U.S government evacuated 110,000 Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast About 7,000 people from the San Francisco Bay Area the vast majority of whom were American citizens were moved to an assembly center at Tanforan Racetrack and then to a concentration camp in Topaz, Utah Dubbed the jeIn the spring of 1942, under the guise of military necessity, the U.S government evacuated 110,000 Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast About 7,000 people from the San Francisco Bay Area the vast majority of whom were American citizens were moved to an assembly center at Tanforan Racetrack and then to a concentration camp in Topaz, Utah Dubbed the jewel of the desert, the camp remained in operation until October 1945 This compelling book tells the history of Japanese Americans of San Francisco and the Bay Area, and of their experiences of relocation and internment.Sandra C Taylor first examines the lives of the Japanese Americans who settled in and around San Francisco near the end of the nineteenth century As their numbers grew, so, too, did their sense of community They were a people bound together not only by common values, history, and institutions, but also by their shared status as outsiders Taylor looks particularly at how Japanese Americans kept their sense of community and self worth alive in spite of the upheavals of internment.The author draws on interviews with fifty former Topaz residents, and on the archives of the War Relocation Authority and newspaper reports, to show how relocation and its aftermath shaped the lives of these Japanese Americans Written at a time when the United States once again regards Japan as a threat, Taylor s study testifies to the ongoing effects of prejudice toward Americans whose face is also the face of the enemy.
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    Commentaires:

    Sarah Crawford
    Sandra C. Taylor, 1993The introduction establishes the parameters of the book, stating what group of Japanese Americans it deals with , uses the term "concentration camp" to describe Topaz and establishes the authors own feelings about the internment program.The first chapter deals with the history of the Japanese settlement into the San Francisco area of California. It goes into the types of businesses that the Issei and Nisei established, educational problems their children ran into, and the o [...]

    J.S.
    Having grown up with friends who were the children or grandchildren of internees at Topaz, and neighbors who may have been there as well, I've wanted to read this book for quite a while. Ms. Taylor has managed to pull together a lot of information from sources that are becoming fewer and fewer, and presents a good history of the struggles and hardships Japanese-Americans (especially those from the San Francisco Bay area) faced during WWII. Some interesting pictures are included, but only a few o [...]

    Sarah
    It was ok, couldn't tell if she argued anything.

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