Strawberry Days

Strawberry Days

How Internment Destroyed A Japanese American Community

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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Strawberry Days tells the vivid and moving tale of the creation and destruction of a Japanese immigrant community. Before World War II, Bellevue, the now-booming "edge city" on the outskirts of Seattle, was a prosperous farm town renowned for its strawberries. Many of its farmers were recent Japanese immigrants who, despite being rejected by white society, were able to make a living cultivating the rich soil. Yet the lives they created for themselves through years of hard work vanished almost instantly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. David Neiwert combines compelling story-telling with first-hand interviews and newly uncovered documents to weave together the history of this community and the racist schemes that prevented the immigrants from reclaiming their land after the war. Ultimately, Strawberry Days represents more than one community's story, reminding us that bigotry's roots are deeply entwined in the very fiber of American society.

Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781403967923
140396792X
Branch Call Number: 979.777004956 Nei 3583mm 1
979.777004956 Nei 3583tc 1
Characteristics: viii, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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