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Jim and Jap CrowA Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America$
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Matthew M. Briones

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691129488

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.001.0001

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“Participating and Observing”: Dorothy Swaine Thomas, W. I. Thomas, and JERS

“Participating and Observing”: Dorothy Swaine Thomas, W. I. Thomas, and JERS

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(p.108) Chapter 4 “Participating and Observing”: Dorothy Swaine Thomas, W. I. Thomas, and JERS
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Jim and Jap Crow
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Matthew M. Briones

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.003.0005

This chapter explores the lengthy, honest, and mutually respectful nature of the correspondence between Kikuchi and Dorothy Swaine Thomas, especially during the period of 1942 to 1945, when Kikuchi officially kept his personal diary for the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study (JERS), which Thomas led. Thomas had initially asked Kikuchi to keep a diary in the hope that she would gain greater insight into the “normal” workings of camp life and the readjustment processes of an individual resettler after camp. The chapter considers the significance of understanding how African Americans intersected with and viewed their Asian neighbors and coworkers. The chain reaction of internment and postwar resettlement filled cities with intermixing and competing Blacks and Japanese (and other Asians), and Kikuchi provided a running commentary.

Keywords:   Charles Kikuchi, Dorothy Swaine Thomas, JERS, camp life, African Americans, Asians, resettlers, Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study

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