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Author Blankenship, Anne M., author.

Title Christianity, social justice, and the Japanese American incarceration during World War II / Anne M. Blankenship.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  940.5317 BLA    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-271) and index.
Contents The attack on Pearl Harbor and Executive Order 9066 -- The organization of Christian aid -- Building churches behind barbed wire -- Experiences of Christianity in the camps -- The end of Japanese ethnic churches?
Summary While most Japanese Americans maintained their traditional identities as Buddhists, a sizeable minority identified as Christian, and a number of church leaders sought to minister to them in the camps. Blankenship shows how church leaders were forced to assess the ethics and pragmatism of fighting against or acquiescing to what they clearly perceived, even in the midst of a national crisis, as an unjust social system. These religious activists became acutely aware of the impact of government, as well as church, policies that targeted ordinary Americans of diverse ethnicities. Going through the doors of the camp churches and delving deeply into the religious experiences of the incarcerated and the faithful who aided them, Blankenship argues that the incarceration period introduced new social and legal approaches for Christians of all stripes willing to challenge the constitutionality of government policies on race and civil rights. She also shows how the camp experience nourished the roots of an Asian American liberation theology that sprouted in the sixties and seventies.
Subject Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld. (DE-588)10090522-5
Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945) (OCoLC)fst01801850
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Subject Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans.
Christianity and justice -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Human rights -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Japanese Americans -- Religion.
Concentration camps -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Japanese Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Christianity and justice. (OCoLC)fst00859674
Concentration camps. (OCoLC)fst00872933
Human rights -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst00963318
Japanese Americans. (OCoLC)fst00981441
Japanese Americans -- Religion. (OCoLC)fst00981476
Japanese Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00981479
Internierung. (DE-588)4130608-9
Japaner. (DE-588)4096462-0
Christentum. (DE-588)4010074-1
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
United States, West. (OCoLC)fst01243255
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781469629193 (cloth) (alkaline paper)
1469629194 (cloth) (alkaline paper)
9781469629209 (paperback) (alkaline paper)
1469629208 (paperback) (alkaline paper)

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