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Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America

Matthew M. Briones

Abstract

Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. government rounded up more than one hundred thousand Japanese Americans and sent them to internment camps. One of those internees was Charles Kikuchi. In thousands of diary pages, he documented his experiences in the camps, his resettlement in Chicago and drafting into the army on the eve of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and his postwar life as a social worker in New York City. Kikuchi's diaries bear witness to a watershed era in American race relations, and expose both the promise and the hypocrisy of American democracy. This book follows K ... More

Keywords: Pearl Harbor, Japanese American, internment camp, Charles Kikuchi, diary, American race relations, American democracy, civil liberty, progressivism, multiracial America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691129488
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew M. Briones, author
University of Chicago