In this Book

summary

Prisons and Patriots provides a detailed account of forty-one Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans), known as the Tucsonians, who were imprisoned for resisting the draft during WWII. Cherstin Lyon parallels their courage as resisters with that of civil rights hero Gordon Hirabayashi, well known for his legal battle against curfew and internment, who also resisted the draft. These dual stories highlight the intrinsic relationship between the rights and the obligations of citizenship, particularly salient in times of war.

Lyon considers how wartime civil disobedience has been remembered through history—how soldiers have been celebrated for their valor while resisters have been demonized as unpatriotic. Using archival research and interviews, she presents a complex picture of loyalty and conflict among first-generation Issei and Nisei. Lyon contends that the success of the redress movement has made room for a narrative that neither reduces the wartime confinement to a source of shame nor proffers an uncritical account of heroic individuals.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. p. v
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Note on Terminology
  2. p. xi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction: “A Footstep in the Sand of Time”
  2. pp. 1-13
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. Lessons in Citizenship
  2. pp. 14-44
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. Nisei Wartime Citizenship
  2. pp. 45-80
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Loyalty and Resistance
  2. pp. 81-104
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Gordon Hirabayashi in the Tucson Federal Prison Camp
  2. pp. 105-119
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. The Obligations of Citizenship
  2. pp. 120-154
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. Prison and Punishment
  2. pp. 155-175
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 7. Reunions, Redress, and Reconciliation
  2. pp. 176-191
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Conclusion: The Changing Nature of Citizenship
  2. pp. 192-200
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 201-224
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 225-234
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 235-239
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9781439901885
Related ISBN
9781439901878
MARC Record
OCLC
794700767
Pages
239
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-11
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.