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Author Tateishi, John, 1939- author.

Title Redress : the inside story of the successful campaign for Japanese American reparations / John Tateishi.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Heyday, [2020]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  940.53 TAT    AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 385 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Part 1: Beginnings (1970-1976) -- The Birth of the Movement -- My Journey to the JACL -- Gaman -- Defining the Issue -- The Testing Ground -- Questions 27 and -- The Message -- and the Sacramento Convention -- Mike Masaoka -- The Turning Point -- Part 2: Launching the Campaign (1977-1978) -- Clifford Uyeda -- The Candidate -- The Guidelines -- The Strategy -- The JACL's Redress President -- The Opening Salvo from Salt Lake City -- The Committee -- Part 3: The Strategy (1978-1979) -- Ernest Weiner -- The Big Four -- The Most Critical Decision -- "Like 1942 All Over Again" -- The Media Breakthrough -- Campaign Backlash -- The Redress Staff -- The Flag and Apple Pie -- The Grassroots Machine -- Part 4: The First Legislative Fight (1979-1980) -- The Waiting Game -- Introduction of the Commission Bill -- The Opening Rounds -- Could a Nation Judge Itself? -- An American Testimonial -- My Colliding Worlds -- The First Congressional Hearings -- Our Days of Infamy -- Chaos -- Fulfilling the Promise -- The Next Phase -- Changing the Odds -- Ronald Reagan, the Unknown -- Part 5: The Commission (1981-1983) -- Formation -- A Gamble -- The Hearings Begin -- The Community Speaks -- Karl Bendetsen -- John McCloy -- Cambridge -- Commission Deliberations -- The CWRIC Report and Recommendations -- Hohri v. US -- Part 6: The Final Stage (1983-1988) -- One Vote at a Time -- Coram Nobis -- Precedent Strategy -- Caught in a Double Vortex -- The Meanest Little Town in America -- Changes -- HR -- Moving On -- A Successful Conclusion -- Japanese Latin Americans -- How Do You Fix Something So Broken? -- Finding Our Way Back -- Part 7: 9/11: Lessons from the Past (2001-2007) -- Another Day of Infamy -- Journey's End.
Summary "This is the unlikely but true story of the Japanese American Citizens League's fight for an official government apology and compensation for the imprisonment of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Author John Tateishi, himself the leader of the JACL Redress Committee for many years, is first to admit that the task was herculean in scale. The campaign was seeking an unprecedented admission of wrongdoing from Congress. It depended on a unified effort but began with an acutely divided community: for many, the shame of "camp" was so deep that they could not even speak of it; money was a taboo subject; the question of the value of liberty was insulting. Besides internal discord, the American public was largely unaware that there had been concentration camps on US soil, and Tateishi knew that concessions from Congress would only come with mass education about the government's civil rights violations. Beyond the backroom politicking and verbal fisticuffs that make this book a swashbuckling read, Redress is the story of a community reckoning with what it means to be both culturally Japanese and American citizens; how to restore honor; and what duty it has to protect such harms from happening again. This book has powerful implications as the idea of reparations shapes our national conversation."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Tateishi, John, 1939-
Japanese American Citizens' League. National Committee for Redress -- History.
Japanese American Citizens' League. National Committee for Redress. (OCoLC)fst01438302
Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945) (OCoLC)fst01801850
Chronological Term 1942-1945
Subject Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Japanese Americans -- Reparations.
Japanese Americans -- Civil rights.
HISTORY / World.
Japanese Americans. (OCoLC)fst00981441
Japanese Americans -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00981445
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Inside story of the successful campaign for Japanese American reparations
Other Form: Online version: Tateishi, John, 1939- Redress. Berkeley, California : Heyday, [2020] 9781597145053 (DLC) 2019045838
ISBN 9781597144988 (hardcover)
1597144983 (hardcover)

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