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The Resource Whispered silences : Japanese Americans and World War II, essay by Gary Y. Okihiro ; photographs by Joan Myers

Whispered silences : Japanese Americans and World War II, essay by Gary Y. Okihiro ; photographs by Joan Myers

Label
Whispered silences : Japanese Americans and World War II
Title
Whispered silences
Title remainder
Japanese Americans and World War II
Statement of responsibility
essay by Gary Y. Okihiro ; photographs by Joan Myers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Whispered Silences presents memories and images of the American detention camps to which 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were sent during World War II. Haunted by a visit to one of the detention camps, fine-arts photographer Joan Myers embarked on an odyssey to record all ten of the camps where Japanese Americans were held, from the deserts of California and the Southwest to the swamps of Arkansas. The result is a series of evocative black-and-white photographs of the camps as they appear today and of items left behind in them - barracks steps, guard tower footings, cemeteries, dried up ponds and rock work from abandoned gardens, children's toys
  • Historian Gary Okihiro tells the story of the camps almost exclusively from the reminiscences of former internees, giving voice to the photographs' stark images. His essay extends to the earliest days of japanese settlement in America, interweaving historical background, personal accounts, and his own family's experience, moving between Japan, Hawaii, and the mainland United States. Whispered Silences relates a very personal and informal history of Japanese Americans and World War II. It compels us to feel the trauma of the wartime detention, which disrupted and ruined so many lives
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Okihiro, Gary Y.
Dewey number
940.53/1503956073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D769.8.A6
LC item number
O36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Myers, Joan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Japanese Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese Americans
Label
Whispered silences : Japanese Americans and World War II, essay by Gary Y. Okihiro ; photographs by Joan Myers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Samuel & Althea Stroum book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-249)
Contents
Photographs -- Cold -- Hot -- Dark -- Light
Control code
ocm32699233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
249 p.
Isbn
9780295974972
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95021895
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Whispered silences : Japanese Americans and World War II, essay by Gary Y. Okihiro ; photographs by Joan Myers
Publication
Note
"A Samuel & Althea Stroum book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-249)
Contents
Photographs -- Cold -- Hot -- Dark -- Light
Control code
ocm32699233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
249 p.
Isbn
9780295974972
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95021895
Other physical details
ill.

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