176 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
21 b&w photos
Paperback
Release Date:01 Apr 2015
ISBN:9780295994758
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Desert Exile

The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family

By Yoshiko Uchida; Introduction by Traise Yamamoto
University of Washington Press

Desert Exile tells the story of one family who lived through the Japanese American internment. It is a moving personal account by a woman who grew up in Berkeley and was attending the University of California when the war began. To better understand how such a gross violation of human rights could have occurred in America, and how the Japanese reacted to it, the author takes a backward look at her parents' early years in this country and her own experiences as a Nisei growing up in California. This beautifully crafted book, written with clarity, conviction, and insight, should be read by all Americans.

Yoshiko Uchida and her family were interned for three years during World War II, first at Tanforan Racetrack in California and then in Topaz, Utah. She is the author of more than thirty books.
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