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As a leading dissident in the World War II concentration camps for Japanese Americans, the controversial figure Joseph Yoshisuke Kurihara stands out as an icon of Japanese American resistance. In this astute biography, Kurihara's life provides a window into the history of Japanese Americans during the first half of the twentieth century. Born in Hawai'i to Japanese parents who immigrated to work on the sugar plantations, Kurihara Kurihara was transformed by the forced removal and incarceration of ethnic Japanese during World War II. As an inmate at Manzanar in California, Kurihara became one of the leaders of a dissident group within the camp and was implicated in the Manzanar incident, a serious civil disturbance that erupted on December 6, 1942. In 1945, after three years and seven months of incarceration, he renounced his U.S. citizenship and boarded a ship for Japan, never to return to the United States. Shedding light on the turmoil within the camps as well as the sensitive and formerly unspoken issue of citizenship renunciation among Japanese Americans, In Defense of Justice explores one man's struggles with the complexities of loyalty and resistance.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Chapter 1. Growing Up American
  2. pp. 9-23
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  1. Chapter 2. A Yank in France, a Jap in America
  2. pp. 24-38
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  1. Chapter 3. To Manzanar
  2. pp. 39-50
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  1. Chapter 4. Resistance in Manzanar
  2. pp. 51-67
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  1. Chapter 5. Stepping Back [Illustrations follow p. 80]
  2. pp. 68-80
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  1. Chapter 6. Isolating Citizen Dissidents
  2. pp. 81-95
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  1. Chapter 7. Turmoil at Tule
  2. pp. 96-114
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  1. Chapter 8. Renunciation
  2. pp. 115-131
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  1. Chapter 9. Japan
  2. pp. 132-145
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 146-152
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 153-198
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 199-200
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 201-222
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-228
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252095061
Print ISBN
9780252037788
MARC Record
OCLC
861692428
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-04
Language
English
Open Access
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