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Book Title: Nisei Daughter|
The size of the: 525 KB
Edition: University of Washington Press
Date of issue: October 1st 1979
ISBN 13: 9780295956886
The author of the book: Monica Itoi Sone
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:With charm, humor, and deep understanding, a Japanese American woman tells how it was to grow up on Seattle's waterfront in the 1930s and to be subjected to "relocation" dring World War II. Along with some 120,000 other persons of Japanese ancestry--77,000 of whom were U.S. citizens--she and her family were uprooted from their home and imprisoned in a camp. In this book, first published in 1952, she provides a unique personal account of these experiences.
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Read information about the authorMonica Sone (September 1, 1919 – September 5, 2011), born Kazuko Itoi, was a Japanese American writer, best known for her 1953 autobiographical memoir Nisei Daughter, which tells of the Japanese American experience in Seattle during the 1920s and 1930s, and in the World War II internment camps and which is an important text in Asian American and Women's Studies courses.
Sone grew up in Seattle, where her parents, immigrants from Japan, managed a hotel. Like many Japanese American children, her education included American classes and extra, Japanese cultural courses;' later,she and her family visited Japan. In her late teens, she contracted tuberculosis and spent nine months at Firland Sanitarium with future best selling author of The Egg and I, Betty MacDonald.
During World War II, she and her family were interned at Puyallup Civilian Assembly Center and at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Hunt, Idaho. In 1942, Sone was allowed to leave the camp to attend Wendell College in Indiana, where she lived with a white family. She finished her degree at Hanover College and eventually received a master's degree in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University.
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