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Dear Miye Letters Home from Japan, 1939-1946 Asian America Mary Kimoto Tomita
PB medium Size 1995 Edition 400 pages brilliant overall condition, although cover slight rubbed, marked, bumped shelf wear, secondhand book, this is a carefully selected pre-loved book.
Fascinating, insightful, extremely informative book covering the letters of Mary Kimoto Tomita tells the story of a young American woman of Japanese descent who, along with over 10,000 other Japanese Americans, was stranded in Japan during World War II. A fascinating first-hand account from a very personal point of view over three periods. pre war years 1939--41, the war years 1941-45, Postwar 1945-46 during which Tomita worked as a civilian employee for the US occupation forces pending her repatriation, As an indelible American woman she describes conflict of competing political loyalties, gender role expectations, ethnic identity in a voice immediacy & authenticity that makes these intensely personal unselfconscious letters valuable contribution. Commentary on the racial prejudices, economic disparities, moral dilemmas, & day to day social & sexual politics that she observed & experienced provides an intimate account of Japanese society, as well as a critique of US society as represented in microcosm by the Allied occupation. Conditions pre-war, wartime, post war
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