Letters to Memory

Letters to Memory

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Letters to Memory is an excursion through the Japanese internment using archival materials from the Yamashita family as well as a series of epistolary conversations with composite characters representing a range of academic specialties. Historians, anthropologists, classicists--their disciplines, and Yamashita's engagement with them, are a way for her to explore various aspects of the internment and to expand its meaning beyond her family, and our borders, to ideas of debt, forgiveness, civil rights, orientalism, and community-- Publisher's website.
Publisher: Minneapolis :, Coffee House Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9781566894876
Call Number: 818.54 Y147L
Characteristics: x, 176 pages : illustrations (some color), geneaological table ; 23 cm


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Writer Karen Tei Yamashita uses her family's letters, sermons, and photographs to come to terms with this period's impact on both her family and American society as a whole.

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