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The Resource Life behind barbed wire : the World War II internment memoirs of a Hawaiʻi Issei, Yasutaro (Keiho) Soga ; translated by Kihei Hirai ; with an introduction by Tetsuden Kashima

Life behind barbed wire : the World War II internment memoirs of a Hawaiʻi Issei, Yasutaro (Keiho) Soga ; translated by Kihei Hirai ; with an introduction by Tetsuden Kashima

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Life behind barbed wire : the World War II internment memoirs of a Hawaiʻi Issei
Title
Life behind barbed wire
Title remainder
the World War II internment memoirs of a Hawaiʻi Issei
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Yasutaro (Keiho) Soga ; translated by Kihei Hirai ; with an introduction by Tetsuden Kashima
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  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • "Yasutaro Soga's Life behind Barbed Wire (Tessaku selkatsu) is a firsthand account of the incarceration of a Hawai'i Japanese during World War II. On the evening of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Soga, the editor of a Japanese-language newspaper, was arrested along with several hundred other prominent Issei (Japanese immigrants) in Hawai'i. After being held for six months on Sand Island, Soga was transferred to an army camp in Lordsburg, New Mexico, and later to a Justice Department camp in Santa Fe. He would spend just under four years in custody before returning to Hawai'i in the months following the end of the war."
  • "Most of what has been written about the detention of Japanese Americans focuses on the Nisei experience of mass internment on the West Coast - largely because of the language barrier immigrant writers faced. This translation, therefore, presents us with a rare Issei voice on internment, and Soga's opinions challenge many commonly held assumptions about Japanese Americans during the war regarding race relations, patriotism, and loyalty."
  • "Although centered on one man's experiences, Life behind Barbed Wire is enhanced by Soga's trained eye and instincts as a professional journalist, which allowed him to paint a larger picture of those extraordinary times and his place in them. The Introduction by Tetsuden Kashima of the University of Washington and Foreword by Dennis Ogawa of the University of Hawai'i provide context for Soga's recollections based on the most current scholarship on the Japanese American internment."--Jacket
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contains biographical information
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no index present
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non fiction
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Life behind barbed wire : the World War II internment memoirs of a Hawaiʻi Issei, Yasutaro (Keiho) Soga ; translated by Kihei Hirai ; with an introduction by Tetsuden Kashima
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Life behind barbed wire : the World War II internment memoirs of a Hawaiʻi Issei, Yasutaro (Keiho) Soga ; translated by Kihei Hirai ; with an introduction by Tetsuden Kashima
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wqws9
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Life behind barbed wire -- The bombing of Pearl Harbor -- Sand Island Detention Camp -- The voyage to the mainland -- Scenery seen from a train window -- Lordsburg Camp -- Santa Fe Camp -- Return to Hawaii
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1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)
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online
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9781435665576
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Electronic reproduction.
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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