Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family by Yoshiko UchidaDesert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family by Yoshiko Uchida

Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family

byYoshiko UchidaIntroduction byTraise Yamamoto

Paperback | March 11, 2015

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After the attack on Pearl Harbor, everything changed for Yoshiko Uchida. Desert Exile is her autobiographical account of life before and during World War II. The book does more than relate the day-to-day experience of living in stalls at the Tanforan Racetrack, the assembly center just south of San Francisco, and in the Topaz, Utah, internment camp. It tells the story of the courage and strength displayed by those who were interned.

Replaces ISBN 9780295961903

Yoshiko Uchida (1921?92) was born in Berkeley, California, and was in her senior year at the University of California, Berkeley, when Japanese Americans on the West Coast were rounded up and interned. Traise Yamamoto is associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of Masking Selves, Makin...
Title:Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American FamilyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.49 inPublished:March 11, 2015Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295994754

ISBN - 13:9780295994758


Table of Contents

Introduction by Traise Yamamoto

1. The House above Grove Street2. On Being Japanese and American3. Pearl Harbor4. Evacuation5. Tanforan: A Horse Stall for Four6. Tanforan: City behind Barbed Wire7. Topaz: City of Dust8. Topaz: Winter?s Despair


Editorial Reviews

Desert Exile is a beautifully written personal history. . . . Uchida?s intention was to illuminate the Issei and Nisei internment experience on a personal level for the benefit of later generations. She has succeeded.

- Western Historical Quarterly