• Scholar Contributions

    The following are some of the contributions from the Scholar Advisory Board to the California State University Japanese American History Digitization Project. Please also see the references to select publications in the bibliography.

    Hansen, Arthur A. “The Manzanar Pilgrimage, Redressing Japanese America, and Repairing the USA.” Keynote address, 39th annual Manzanar Pilgrimage at Manzanar National Historic Site, CA, June 18, 2012. Retrieved from: http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/journal/2012/6/18/manzanar-pilgrimage/

    Hansen, Arthur A. “The Harada House of Riverside of Riverside, CA: A Milestone in Japanese American Resistance to Racist Oppression.” Presentation, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, October 20, 2012. Retrieved from: http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/journal/2013/2/18/harada-house-1/

    Herzig-Yoshinaga, Aiko. Words Can Lie or Clarify: Terminology of the World War II Incarceration of Japanese Americans. February 2, 2010. Retrieved from: http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/journal/2010/02/02/terminology-incarceration-japanese-americans/

    Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo. "Everyday Sources about Life in the Camps: The Value of the Vernacular." Essay written for CSU Japanese American Digitization Project, April 2015. Link to the PDF.

    Takahashi, Rita. ”Life, Stories, and oral Histories of Japanese Americans.” Presentation, Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education Conference, April 25, 2013. Download Powerpoint Presentation

    CSU Japanese American Digitization Project Select Bibliography

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    The following is not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography, but an introduction to the topic of Japanese American History, especially during World War II.

    Adachi, Ken. The Enemy That Never Was: A History of Japanese Canadians. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, Inc., 1991.

    Asahina, Robert. Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad: The Story of the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. New York: Gotham, 2006.

    Baker, Jr., Houston A. Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

    Burton, Jeffery F., Mary M. Farrell, Florence B. Lord, and Richard W. Lord. Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of WWII Japanese American Relocation Sites. Tucson: Western Archaeological and Conservation Center, National Park Service, 1999 (revised 2000). Retrieved from: http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/anthropology74/index.htm.

    Chang, Gordon. Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi and His Internment Writing, 1942-45. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.

    Crost, Lyn. Honor by Fire: Japanese Americans at War in Europe and the Pacific. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1994.

    Daniels, Roger. Concentration Camps USA: Japanese Americans and World War II. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1971.

    _____. Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993.

    _____. “Words Do Matter: A Note on Inappropriate Terminology and the Incarceration of the Japanese Americans.” In Louis Fiset and Gail Nomura, eds. Nikei in the Pacific Northwest: Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians in the Twentieth Century. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.

    Duus, Masays Umezawa. Unlikely Liberators: The Men of the 100th and 442nd. Translated by Peter Duus. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1987.

    Fiset, Louis. Imprisoned Apart: The World War II Correspondence of an Issei Couple. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.

    Gesensway, Deborah and Mindy Roseman. Beyond Words: Images from America’s Concentration Camps. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1987.

    Grodzins, Morton. Americans Betrayed: Politics and the Japanese Evacuation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949.

    Hansen, Arthur. Japanese American World War II Evacuation Oral History Project. Westport: Meckler, 1991.

    Harris, Catherine Embree. Dusty Exile: Looking Back at Japanese Relocation During World War II. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing, 1999.

    Hata, Donald Teruo, and Nadine Ishitani Hata. Japanese Americans and World War II: Mass Removal, Imprisonment, and Redress. 4th ed. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 2011.

    _____. “Undesirables”: Early Immigrants and the Anti-Japanese Movement in San Francisco, 1892-1893, Prelude to Exclusion. New York: Arno Press, 1978.

    Hatamiya, Leslie T. Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and the Passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993.

    Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board, eds. Japanese Eyes, American Heart: Personal Reflections of Hawaii’s World War II Nisei Soldiers. Honolulu: Tendai Educational Foundation, 1998.

    Hay, Jeff, ed. The Internment of Japanese Americans. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012.

    Herzig-Yoshinaga, Aiko, Marjorie Lee, eds. Speaking Out for Personal Justice: Site Summaries of Testimonies and Witness Registry from the U.S. Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Hearings 1981. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center and Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, 2011.

    _____. Words Can Lie or Clarify: Terminology of the World War II Incarceration of Japanese Americans. 2 February 2010. Retrieved from: http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/journal/2010/02/02/terminology-incarceration-japanese-americans/

    Hirabayashi, Gordon E., James A. Hirabayashi, and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi. A Personal Stand: The Story of Gordon Hirabayashi vs the United States. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.

    Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo. The Politics of Fieldwork: Research in an American Concentration Camp. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1999.

    Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo, Kenichiro Shimada, and Hikaru Iwasaki. Japanese American Resettlement through the Lens: Hikaru Cari Iwasaki and the WRA’s Photographic Section, 1943-1945. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2009.

    Hong, Maria, ed. Growing Up Asian American. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1993.

    Inada, Lawson Fusao, ed. Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 2000.

    Irwin, Catherine. Twice Orphaned: Voices from the Children’s Village of Manzanar. Fullerton: Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton, 2008.

    Japanese American Internment History Project in Remembrance of the 1942 Signing of Executive Order 9066, eds. Standing Guard: Telling Our Stories. Rocklin, CA: Sierra College Press, 2002.

    Knaefler, Tomi Kaizawa. Our House Divided: Seven Japanese American Families in WW II. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1991.

    Kurashige, Scott. The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles. Princeton: Princeton University press, 2008.

    Lim, Deborah K. The Lim Report: A Research Report of Japanese Americans in American Concentration Camps During World War II. Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 2002.

    Lyon, Cherstin. Prisons and Patriots: Japanese American Wartime Citizenship, Civil Disobedience, and Historical Memory. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011.

    Maki, Mitchell T., Harry H. L. Kitano, and S. Megan Berthold. Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1999.

    Modell, John. The Kikuchi Diary: Chronicle for an American Concentration Camp. The Tanforan Journals of Charles Kikuchi. Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1973.

    Muller, Eric L. Free to Die for their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resistance in World War II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

    Myer, Dillon S. Uprooted Americans: The Japanese Americans and the War Relocation Authority during World War II. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1971.

    Murray, Alice Yang, ed. What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean? Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2000.

    Nakano, Mei. Japanese American Women: Three Generations 1890-1990. Berkeley: Mina Press Publishing, 1990.

    Okihiro, Gary Y. and Joan Myers. Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996.

    Robinson, Greg. A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

    Sterner, C. Douglas. Go For Broke: The Nisei Warriors of World War II Who Conquered Germany, Japan and American Bigotry. Clearfield, UT: American Legacy Historical press, 2008.

    Takahashi, Rita. “Comparative Administration and Management of Five War Relocation Authority Camps: America’s Incarceration of Persons of Japanese Descent During World War II.” Ph.D. diss., University of Pittsburgh, 1980. University Microfilms International Publication number AAT 8202328.

    _____. “Japanese American Resistance to World War II: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Policies. Chapter 6 in J. H. Schiele, ed. Social Welfare Policy: Regulation and Resistance Among People of Color Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2011.

    _____. “Restorative Justice Almost 50 Years Later: Japanese American Redress for Exclusion, Restriction, and Incarceration.” Chapter 24 in K. S. van Wormer & L. Walker, eds. Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2013.

    _____. “U.S. Concentration Camps and Exclusion Policies: Impact on Japanese American Women.” In Kirk, G. &. Okazawa-Rey, M. (Eds.), Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives (4th Ed.). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing, 2007.

    Takei, Barbara, and Judy M. Tachibana. Tule Lake Revisited: A Brief History and Guide to the Tule Lake Concentration Camp Site. San Francisco: Tule Lake Committee, 2012.

    TenBroek, Jacobus, Edward Norton Barnhart, and Floyd W. Matson. Prejudice, War, and the Constitution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975.

    Thomas, Dorothy Swain and Richard S. Nishimoto. The Spoilage: Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1946.

    United States Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. Personal Justice Denied. Foreword by Tetsuden Kashima. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.

    Uyeda, Clifford I. ed. Due Process: Americans of Japanese Ancestry and the United States Constitution. San Francisco: National Japanese American Historical Society, Inc., 1995.

    Wahamatsu, Jack K. Silent Warriors: A Memoir of America’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team. New York: Vantage Press, 1995.

    Weglyn, Michi. Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America’s Concentration Camps. 3rd ed. New York: Morrow, 2003.

    Wehrey, Jane. Images of America: Manzanar. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Press, 2008.

    Williams, Arthur L. Reflecting on WWII, Manzanar, and the WRA. Victoria, B.C.: Friesen Press, 2014.

    Yoo, David. Growing Up Nisei: Race, Generation, and Culture Among Japanese Americans of California, 1924-1949. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2000.