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Japanese war brides in America : an oral history

Author: Miki Ward Crawford; Katie Kaori Hayashi; Shizuko Suenaga
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Following the end of World War II, 500,000 American troops occupied every prefecture of Japan and interracial marriages occurred. The sudden influx of 50,000 Japanese war brides during 1946-1965 created social tension in the United States, while opening up one of the country's largest cross-cultural integrations. This book reveals the stories of 19 Japanese war brides whose assimilation into American culture  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Interviews
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miki Ward Crawford; Katie Kaori Hayashi; Shizuko Suenaga
ISBN: 9780313362019 0313362017 9780313362026 0313362025
OCLC Number: 461631222
Description: xxii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue / Katie Kaori Hayashi --
Introduction : History that affected the lives of Japanese women / Miki Ward Crawford --
pt. 1. Author biography : Miki Ward Crawford --
My mother's story : it took an act of Congress : Fumiko Ward --
Doris the volunteer : Hisa Feragen --
How lucky we are : Miwako Cleve --
From hardships to RN : Katsu Hall --
From Nagasaki to North Carolina : Nobuko Howard --
A Hiroshima survivor's love story : Ayako Stevens --
pt. 2. Author biography : Katie Kaori Hayashi --
No regrets in my life : Toyoko Pier --
Life's reward : Harumi Wilkins --
Samurai granddaughter : Setsuko Amburn --
My love story : Yuki Martley --
Gift from heaven : Nora Cubillos --
Fight prejudice : Kazuko Umezu Stout --
pt. 3. Author biography : Shizuko Suenaga --
Loving deeply and deeply loved : Kinko Iimura Kirkwood --
An energetic and forward-thinking life : Mary Shizuka Bottomley --
Learning from all of life's experiences : Setsuko Nishikiori Copeland --
Only daughter who crossed the Pacific Ocean : Tamiko Platnick --
Woman of positive thinking : Sadako Marie Sine --
A late mover : Mitsu K. Connery --
An unexpected life that led into a long and fruitful path : Kimiko K. Dardis --
Conclusion : Japanese women and the Allied Forces / Katie Kaori Hayashi.
Responsibility: Miki Ward Crawford, Katie Kaori Hayashi, and Shizuko Suenaga.

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Presents an oral history that focuses mainly on women's lives during World War II and the occupation of Japan. This title illuminates the cultural expectations, the situations brought about by the  Read more...
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"Crawford (communication studies, Ohio U.) et al. compile the stories of 19 Japanese war brides who came to America after World War II from 1946 to 1965. The stories, which are drawn from personal Read more...

 
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