A Principled Stand
232 pages, 6 x 9
43 b&w photos, 1 map
Release Date:15 Apr 2013

A Principled Stand

The Story of Hirabayashi v. the United States

University of Washington Press
In 1943, college student Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans on the West Coast, and was subsequently convicted and imprisoned. Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane have brought together his prison diaries and voluminous wartime correspondence, along with family photographs and archival documents, to tell the story the Supreme Court case that in 1943 upheld, and on appeal in 1987 vacated his conviction. Details of his religious faith, involvement in student movements, and experiences in jail give texture to his storied life.
Gordon Hirabayashi (1922-2012) was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in May 2012. He was professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Alberta. James A. Hirabayashi (1926-2012) was professor emeritus of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. Lane Ryo Hirabayashi is professor of Asian American Studies and the George and Sakaye Aratani Professor of the Japanese American Incarceration, Redress, and Community at UCLA.
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