Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir by Neil NakadateLooking After Minidoka: An American Memoir by Neil Nakadate

Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir

byNeil Nakadate

Paperback | October 1, 2013

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During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three generations of Japanese American life, from immigration to the end of the twentieth century. Nakadate blends history, poetry, rescued memory, and family stories in an American narrative of hope and disappointment, language and education, employment and social standing, prejudice and pain, communal values and personal dreams.

Neil Nakadate is Emeritus Professor of English, Iowa State University.
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Title:Looking After Minidoka: An American MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253011027

ISBN - 13:9780253011022

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Table of Contents

Preface: My Nickel
Acknowledgements
Note on Terminology and Pronunciation
Introduction: Looking After Minidoka
I. Issei
II. Nisei
III. Minidoka, 1942-1945
IV. Sansei
V. Unfinished
Bibliography
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During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three generations of Japanese American life, from immigration to the end of the twentieth century. Nakadate blends history, poetry, rescued memory, and family stories in an American narrative of hope and disappointment, language and education, employment and social standing, prejudice and pain, communal values and personal dreams.Looking After Minidoka is an innovative and engaging excursion into buried history-global and personal. A compelling family narrative, peppered with fragments of memory, history, and poetry, this heartfelt memoir underscores the power of the American Dream, as well as how easily fear and intolerance can corrupt it.