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Stories of Resettlement: Nikkei Nation in Motion, 1942–1965

Arthur Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fullerton

Roy Ebihara
Frank Hiji
James Tanaka

Topic: Different Views on the Incarceration
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Capitol 4, 4th Floor

In spotlighting two dramatic chapters of the Japanese American past, World War II "relocation" and 1970s/1980s "redress," historians have neglected the intervening (and highly significant) chapter of "resettlement." Moreover, when treated, it often has been topically simplified and narrowed in both space and time to cover only the Midwest and Far West and the wartime and immediate postwar years. Through actual stories by Nikkei resettlers, this panel seeks to convey a more complex and compelling account of how, where, and when Japanese Americans regenerated their lives and those of their families and communities.

JANM_EnduringCommunities_20080705-stories-of-resettlement.mp3 (15.5 MB)