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"Altered Lives, Enduring group" examines the long term results on eastern american citizens in their global struggle II stories: pressured elimination from their Pacific Coast houses, incarceration in desolate executive camps, and supreme resettlement. As a part of Seattle's Densho: eastern American Legacy undertaking, the authors accrued interviews and survey info from jap americans now residing in King County, Washington, who have been imprisoned in the course of global struggle II. Their clear-eyed, frequently poignant account provides the modern, post-redress views of former incarcerees on their stories and the results for his or her existence direction. utilizing descriptive fabric that personalizes and contextualizes the knowledge, the authors exhibit how prewar socioeconomic networks and the categorical features of the incarceration adventure affected jap American readjustment within the postwar period. issues explored contain the consequences of incarceration and resettlement on social relationships and group constitution, academic and occupational trajectories, marriage and childbearing, and army carrier and draft resistance. the results of preliminary resettlement situation and spiritual orientation also are tested.

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Socioeconomic index for occupations developed by Hauser and Warren (1997). 3%). 5%). 9%, was a distant second with respect to the occupation of the fathers of the Nisei respondents. 7%, combined executive. administrative, and managerial jobs such as hotel managers and railroad and cannery foremen. THE PRE-WORLD WAR II COMMUNITY Owned vs. leased/sharecropped farm operations. Of those families working in farming. 0%). One and seven-tenths percent of those in agriculture had Issei parents who were farm laborers.

1 en Most Important Trades PRE~W()RI J) \VAR II COMMUNITY the Japanese in Seattle No. of Establishments Trades Hotels Groceries Dye works Public-market stands Produce houses Gardeners Restaurants Barber shop, Laundrws Peddlers (fruit and vegetables) Source: Seattle japanese ()n:ul'''l'iooal Census of 1935, Chamber of Comm,'re\". (Miyamoto 1984). 183 148 94 64 57 42 36 36 31 24 by the' Se:mie Japanese in Nihonmachi provided for virtually all the needs and wants of the Issei. Especially on weekends, farmers and laborers flooded into the area for supplies and recreation.

But the lives of those in these small businesses were far from easy. The following two quotes from Densho visual history narrators provide a glimpse I9 20 THE PRE-WORLD W Ali: II COMMUNITY into the rigorous lifestyle associated with these businesses. The first recalls the arduous routine of an Issei mother and her children; the second of a young teenage Nisei: She gets up at four-thirty in the morning and makes breakfast for the workers. And, not make lunch but make the makings for lunch so that they can pack their own lunch before they go to work.

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