Selected Bibliography

The following is not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography, but an introduction to the topic of Japanese American history with some key publications selected by Gregory L. Williams, Director CSUDH Gerth Archives and Special Collections, and Maureen Burns, IMAGinED Consulting.

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

Alinder, Jasmine. Moving Images: Photography and the Japanese American Incarceration. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

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.

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).

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

Chiang, Connie Y. Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Clark de Nevers, Klancy. The Colonel and the Pacifist: Karl Bendetsen, Perry Saito, and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2004.

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

Curry, Ann, “I AM AN AMERICAN: Scenes from the Japanese Internment Resonate Today,” National Geographic, October 2018, 124-38.

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.

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

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.

Higuchi, Shirley Ann. Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2020.

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.

Irons, Peter. Justice at War: The Story of the Japanese American Internment Cases. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.

Irons, Peter, Ed. Justice Delayed: The Record of the Japanese American Internment Cases. Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1989.

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.
Lee, Jonathan H. X., Japanese Americans: The History and Culture of a People. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2018.

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.

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.

Marrin, Albert. Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

McWilliams, Carey. Prejudice: Japanese Americans, Symbol of Racial Intolerance. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1944.

Michel, Casey, “Memories of Japanese Internment,” The Diplomat, September 16, 2016,.

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.

Sakamoto, Pamela Rotner. Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds. New York: Harper, 2016.

Shimabukuro, Mira. Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2015.

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,

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.

Tateishi, John. Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations. Berkeley, CA: Heyday, 2020.

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.

Wakatsuki Houston, Jeanne, and James D. Houston. Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the WWII Internment. New York: Bantam Books, 1973.

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.

Yonemura, Ayanna. Race, Nation, War: Japanese American Forced Removal, Public Policy and National Security. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.