Storied Lives: Japanese American Students and World War II by Gary Y. OkihiroStoried Lives: Japanese American Students and World War II by Gary Y. Okihiro

Storied Lives: Japanese American Students and World War II

byGary Y. OkihiroAfterword byLeslie A. Ito

Hardcover | May 12, 2017

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During World War II over 5,500 young Japanese Americans left the concentration camps to which they had been confined with their families in order to attend college. Storied Lives describes?often in their own words?how nisei students found schools to attend outside the West Coast exclusion zone and the efforts of white Americans to help them. The book is concerned with the deeds of white and Japanese Americans in a mutual struggle against racism, and argues that Asian American studies?indeed, race relations as a whole?will benefit from an understanding not only of racism but also of its opposition, antiracism.

To uncover this little known story, Gary Okihiro surveyed the colleges and universities the nisei attended, collected oral histories from nisei students and student relocation staff members, and examined the records of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council and other materials.

Title:Storied Lives: Japanese American Students and World War IIFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 12, 2017Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295996625

ISBN - 13:9780295996622


Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPrefaceAn Uneventful LifeToward a Better SocietyExemplarsYearbook PortraitsA Thousand CranesAntiracismAfterword: Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative FundNotesBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

This is a solid contribution that will add substantially to our growing body of knowledge and will be useful in rethinking current attitudes towards racism and anti?racist movements. In so doing, it will contribute towards a more generous and less cynical view of race relations.

- Franklin S. Odo, Counselor to the Provost, Smithsonian Institution