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Looking After Minidoka

An American Memoir

by Neil Nakadate

Published by: Indiana University Press

236 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 19 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253011022
  • Published: October 2013


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  • 9780253011114
  • Published: October 2013


During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three generations of Japanese American life, from immigration to the end of the twentieth century. Nakadate blends history, poetry, rescued memory, and family stories in an American narrative of hope and disappointment, language and education, employment and social standing, prejudice and pain, communal values and personal dreams.