Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Tule Lake: An Issei memoir” as Want to Read:
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
A very thorough explaination of what the Issei and Nisei and their families endured and their great sacrifices made during their internment at Tule Lake during World War 11. There were many tensions in the camp, some between the newcomers and those who had settled earlier when it came to jobs, housing, lumber to improve their cabins, etc. There were also tensions between the Issei, the Japanese who were born in Japan and planned to return to their land, and the Nisei who were born in the United ...more
Rare first hand look at what went on leading up to and during the detainment of Japanese Americans in the internment camps during WWII. Graphic accounts of the turmoil that divided the American born versus the Japanese born internees at Tule Lake, which had the most unrest of all of the camps. Facinating part of California history seldom taught in school.
Detailed and compelling insight into the experience of a first generation immigrant, caught up in the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, sent to Tule Lake in the remotest corner of California to endure life behind barbed wire for the duration of the war.