Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience
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...more
The book starts right off noting that the U.S. suspended due process and put people of Japanese descent into what amounted to be prisons without any formal charges or trials, much less appeals. The book deals with the war years only.
One very interesting section is on editorials, which includes some from the ...more
Through personal documents, art, and propaganda, Only What We Could Carry expresses through words, art, and unforgettable stories, the fear, confusion and anger of the camp experience. The only collection of stories of its kin ...more