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Author Okawa, Gail Y., author.

Title Remembering our grandfathers' exile : US imprisonment of Hawaiʻi's Japanese in World War II / Gail Y. Okawa
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2020]
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Contents Discovering: A Personal and Community Recovery Project -- The Fate of the "Wingless Birds" I: Issei Immigration, Prewar Lives, Seizure and Arrest -- The Fate of the "Wingless Birds" II: Issei Hearings, Internment, Exile -- In Exile I: The Journey, a Captive Life, and Issei Resistance -- In Exile II: Battling "Barbed Wire Disease": Strategies for Survival and Resistance -- In Exile III: Literacy and Surviving Captivity -- Compounded Ironies I: "Alien Enemy" Fathers, American Patriot Sons -- Compounded Ironies II: Advocacy in Death and Life -- Return from Exile and Rebundling
Summary "Remembering Our Grandfathers' Exile: US Imprisonment of Hawaiʻi's Japanese in World War II is a composite chronicling of the Hawaiʻi Japanese immigrant experience in mainland exile and internment during WWII--from pre-war climate to arrest to exile to return. Told through the eyes of a granddaughter and researcher born during that war, it is also a research narrative that reveals parallels between pre-WWII conditions and current 21st century anti-immigrant attitudes and heightened racism. It includes an introduction of Okawa's grandfather, Reverend Tamasaku Watanabe, a Protestant minister, and other Issei prisoners-all legal immigrants excluded by law from citizenship--in a collective biographical narrative that depicts their suffering, challenges, and survival as highly literate men faced with captivity in the little-known prison camps run by the U.S. Justice and War Departments"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 25, 2020)
Subject Japanese Americans -- Hawaii -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Hawaii
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Asian & Asian American.
Evacuation of civilians
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824883195