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
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
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,
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.