Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest: Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians in the Twentieth Century

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University of Washington Press, Oct 1, 2011 - Social Science - 360 pages

Challenging the notion that Nikkei individuals before and during World War II were helpless pawns manipulated by forces beyond their control, the diverse essays in this rich collection focus on the theme of resistance within Japanese American and Japanese Canadian communities to twentieth-century political, cultural, and legal discrimination. They illustrate how Nikkei groups were mobilized to fight discrimination through assertive legal challenges, community participation, skillful print publicity, and political and economic organization.

Comprised of all-new and original research, this is the first anthology to highlight the contributions and histories of Nikkei within the entire Pacific Northwest, including British Columbia.


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Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest Louis Fiset and Gail M Nomura
Upholding BCs Denial of the Vote to Its Japanese Canadian Citizens Homma v Cunningham 1902 Andrea GeigerAdams
Iseei Adaptive Strategies on the Yakama Indian Reservation 19061923 Gail M Nomura
Fraser Valley Berry Farmer Community Leader and Strategist Michiko Midge Ayukawa
Analyzing Seattles Nihongo Tokuhon 1920 Noriko Asato
The Architecture of Japanese American Identity in the Urban Environment 18851942 Gail Lee Dubrow
A Question of Identity James A Hirabayashi
A Notes on Inappropriate Terminology and the Incarceration of the Japanese Americans Roger Daniels
A Government Decision to Intern a Seattle Japanese Enemy Alien in World War II Louis Fiset
Japanese Americans in idaho and Eastern Oregon in World War II Robert C Sims
The Delayed Return of the Japanese to Canadas Pacific Coast Patricia E Roy
Newsman Jimmie Omuras Removal from and Regeneration within Nikkei Society History and Memory Arthur A Hansen
Reconstruction of the Japanese Canadian Community in PostWorld War II Vancouver Masumi Izumi

8 The Minidoka Draft Resisters in a Federal Kangaroo Court Eric L Muller

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Louis Fiset is affiliate associate professor of dentistry at the University of Washington and the author of Imprisoned Apart: The World War II Correspondence of an Issei Couple. Gail M. Nomura is assistant professor of American ethnic studies at the University of Washington. The other contributors include Noriko Asato, Michiko Midge Ayukawa, Roger Daniels, Gail Lee Dubrow, Andrea Geiger-Adams, Arthur A. Hansen, James A. Hirabayashi, Masumi Izumi, Eric L. Muller, Patricia E. Roy, and Robert C. Sims.

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