Only What We Could Carry
The Japanese American Internment Experience
ISBN10: 1890771309 ISBN13: 9781890771300 Contributors: California Historical Society (Corporate Author) Publisher: Heyday Books Published: Sep 1 2000 Pages: 439 Weight: 1.65lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In the wake of wartime panic that followed the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans residing along the West Coast of the United States were uprooted from their homes and their communities and banished to internment camps throughout the country. Through personal documents, art, and propaganda, Only What We Could Carry expresses through words, art, and haunting recollections, the fear, confusion and anger of the camp experience. The only anthology of its kind, Only What We Could Carry is an emotional and intellectual testament to the dignity, spirit and strength of the Japanese American internees.