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Only what we could carry : the Japanese American internment experience /

by Inada, Lawson Fusao; Wakida, Patricia; Hohri, William Minoru; California Historical Society.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday Books ; [2000]Description: xxiii, 439 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781890771300; 1890771309.Subject(s): Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 | Oregon authors | Oregon authors
Contents:
The day we left / Ben Iijima -- Editorials in the wake of Pearl Harbor -- Eyewitness to Pearl Harbor / Clay H. Musick -- Pearl Harbor remembered / Kay Uno -- The total community / Ron Dellums -- War comes to the church door / Eleanor Breed -- Can't tell / Nellie Wong -- from I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou -- Photo essay : an uncertain future -- from Desert exile / Yoshiko Uchida -- Letters from a Justice Department camp / Isohei Hatashita -- from Citizen 13660 / Minʹe Okubo -- from Stray clouds / Toyo Kazato -- from Farewell to Manzanar / Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston -- Photo essay : how I spent the war -- A far country : poems from the Arkansas camps -- from To the stars / George Takei -- A teacher at Topaz / Eleanor Gerard Sekerak -- A young Nisei's diary / Stanley Hayami -- Recollections of Heart Mountain / Peter Simpson -- Statement to the Commission / Elaine Black Yoneda -- Insufficient care / Mabel Ota -- Winter night sentry : poems from the Justice Department camps -- from Hawaii end of the rainbow / Kazuo Miyamoto -- Autobiography of an Italian internee / Ezio Pinza -- from Adios to tears / Seiichi Higashide -- A WRA Center lexicon of Japanese American terms -- Yule greetings, friends! / Globularius Schraubi -- The legend of Miss Sasagawara / Hisaye Yamamoto -- One happy family / Toshio Mori -- A thousand stitches / Henry Sugimoto -- A challenge to American sportsmanship / Eleanor Roosevelt -- from The betrayed / Hiroshi Kashiwagi -- Campus report / Lillian Ota -- Preface to No-no boy / John Okada -- from Beyond loyalty / Minoru Kiyota -- Draft resisters at Heart Mountain / Frank Seishi Emi -- Poetic reflections of the Tule Lake internment camp / Violet de Cristoforo -- No flower in vase : poems from Tule Lake -- A Nisei requests repatriation -- Presidential statement / Franklin D. Roosevelt -- from Journey to Washington / Daniel Inouye -- Action from a sergeant's diary / Min Hara -- One replacement's story / Stanley Izumigawa -- Letter to father / George Saito -- from Light one candle / Solly Ganor -- What flower worth the pain.
Summary: Personal documents, art, propaganda, and stories express the Japanese American experience in internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In the wake of wartime panic that followed the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans residing along the West Coast of the United States were uprooted from their homes and their communities and banished to internment camps throughout the country. Through personal documents, art, and propaganda, Only What We Could Carry expresses through words, art, and haunting recollections, the fear, confusion and anger of the camp experience. The only anthology of its kind, Only What We Could Carry is an emotional and intellectual testament to the dignity, spirit and strength of the Japanese American internees.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-436).

The day we left / Ben Iijima -- Editorials in the wake of Pearl Harbor -- Eyewitness to Pearl Harbor / Clay H. Musick -- Pearl Harbor remembered / Kay Uno -- The total community / Ron Dellums -- War comes to the church door / Eleanor Breed -- Can't tell / Nellie Wong -- from I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou -- Photo essay : an uncertain future -- from Desert exile / Yoshiko Uchida -- Letters from a Justice Department camp / Isohei Hatashita -- from Citizen 13660 / Minʹe Okubo -- from Stray clouds / Toyo Kazato -- from Farewell to Manzanar / Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston -- Photo essay : how I spent the war -- A far country : poems from the Arkansas camps -- from To the stars / George Takei -- A teacher at Topaz / Eleanor Gerard Sekerak -- A young Nisei's diary / Stanley Hayami -- Recollections of Heart Mountain / Peter Simpson -- Statement to the Commission / Elaine Black Yoneda -- Insufficient care / Mabel Ota -- Winter night sentry : poems from the Justice Department camps -- from Hawaii end of the rainbow / Kazuo Miyamoto -- Autobiography of an Italian internee / Ezio Pinza -- from Adios to tears / Seiichi Higashide -- A WRA Center lexicon of Japanese American terms -- Yule greetings, friends! / Globularius Schraubi -- The legend of Miss Sasagawara / Hisaye Yamamoto -- One happy family / Toshio Mori -- A thousand stitches / Henry Sugimoto -- A challenge to American sportsmanship / Eleanor Roosevelt -- from The betrayed / Hiroshi Kashiwagi -- Campus report / Lillian Ota -- Preface to No-no boy / John Okada -- from Beyond loyalty / Minoru Kiyota -- Draft resisters at Heart Mountain / Frank Seishi Emi -- Poetic reflections of the Tule Lake internment camp / Violet de Cristoforo -- No flower in vase : poems from Tule Lake -- A Nisei requests repatriation -- Presidential statement / Franklin D. Roosevelt -- from Journey to Washington / Daniel Inouye -- Action from a sergeant's diary / Min Hara -- One replacement's story / Stanley Izumigawa -- Letter to father / George Saito -- from Light one candle / Solly Ganor -- What flower worth the pain.

Personal documents, art, propaganda, and stories express the Japanese American experience in internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. ix)
  • Preface (p. xi)
  • A Note to the Reader (p. xv)
  • Introduction (p. xvii)
  • I
  • The Day We Left (p. 3)
  • Editorials in the Wake of Pearl Harbor (p. 11)
  • Eyewitness to Pearl Harbor (p. 27)
  • Pearl Harbor Remembered (p. 31)
  • The Total Community (p. 33)
  • War Comes to the Church Door (p. 35)
  • Can't Tell (p. 51)
  • from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (p. 53)
  • Photo Essay: An Uncertain Future (p. 57)
  • II
  • from Desert Exile (p. 69)
  • Letters from a Justice Department Camp (p. 82)
  • from Citizen 13660 (p. 87)
  • from Stray Clouds (p. 97)
  • from Farewell to Manzanar (p. 104)
  • Photo Essay: How I Spent the War (p. 108)
  • A Far Country: Poems from the Arkansas Camps (p. 119)
  • from To the Stars (p. 121)
  • A Teacher at Topaz (p. 126)
  • A Young Nisei's Diary (p. 138)
  • Recollections of Heart Mountain (p. 142)
  • III
  • Statement to the Commission (p. 153)
  • Insufficient Care (p. 173)
  • Winter Night Sentry: Poems from the Justice Department Camps (p. 178)
  • from Hawaii End of the Rainbow (p. 180)
  • Autobiography of an Italian Internee (p. 191)
  • from Adios to Tears (p. 204)
  • A WRA Center Lexicon of Japanese American Terms (p. 220)
  • Yule Greetings, Friends! (p. 228)
  • The Legend of Miss Sasagawara (p. 237)
  • One Happy Family (p. 252)
  • A Thousand Stitches (p. 255)
  • IV
  • A Challenge to American Sportsmanship (p. 263)
  • from The Betrayed (p. 270)
  • Campus Report (p. 279)
  • Preface to No-No Boy (p. 287)
  • from Beyond Loyalty (p. 292)
  • Draft Resisters at Heart Mountain (p. 313)
  • Poetic Reflections of the Tule Lake Internment Camp (p. 325)
  • No Flower in Vase: Poems from Tule Lake (p. 330)
  • A Nisei Requests Repatriation (p. 333)
  • V
  • Presidential Statement (p. 341)
  • from Journey to Washington (p. 343)
  • Action from a Sergeant's Diary (p. 348)
  • One Replacement's Story (p. 363)
  • Letter to Father (p. 374)
  • from Light One Candle (p. 377)
  • What Flower Worth the Pain (p. 388)
  • Afterword (p. 393)
  • Appendix A Historical Documents (p. 400)
  • Appendix B Chronology (p. 413)
  • Appendix C Assembly Centers and Interment Camps (p. 418)
  • Glossary (p. 422)
  • Permissions (p. 425)
  • Suggested Reading List (p. 431)
  • About the Editors (p. 437)

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