Life Behind Barbed Wire

Life Behind Barbed Wire

The World War II Internment Memoirs of A Hawai°i Issei

eBook - 2008
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"Although centered on one man's experiences, Life behind Barbed Wire is enhanced by Soga's trained eye and instincts as a professional journalist, which allowed him to paint a larger picture of those extraordinary times and his place in them. The Introduction by Tetsuden Kashima of the University of Washington and Foreword by Dennis Ogawa of the University of Hawai'i provide context for Soga's recollections based on the most current scholarship on the Japanese American internment."--Jacket.
"Most of what has been written about the detention of Japanese Americans focuses on the Nisei experience of mass internment on the West Coast - largely because of the language barrier immigrant writers faced. This translation, therefore, presents us with a rare Issei voice on internment, and Soga's opinions challenge many commonly held assumptions about Japanese Americans during the war regarding race relations, patriotism, and loyalty."
"Yasutaro Soga's Life behind Barbed Wire (Tessaku selkatsu) is a firsthand account of the incarceration of a Hawai'i Japanese during World War II. On the evening of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Soga, the editor of a Japanese-language newspaper, was arrested along with several hundred other prominent Issei (Japanese immigrants) in Hawai'i. After being held for six months on Sand Island, Soga was transferred to an army camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico, and later to a Justice Department camp in Santa Fe. He would spend just under four years in custody before returning to Hawai'i in the months following the end of the war."
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai°i Press, Ă2008
ISBN: 9781435665576
1435665570
9780824872311
0824872312
9780824863357
0824863356
0824820339
9780824820336
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)

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