Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family

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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 Japanese-Americans on the west coast were forced to uproot themselves and move into internment camps. In this text, Yoshiko describes the racism and sense of betrayal she felt from the American government which she had always felt loyal to. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010)

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