Deborah Gesensway

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Beyond Words: Images from America's Concentration Camps
by Deborah Gesensway
Publisher's Description
This book is a document in paintings, drawings, oral histories, and narratives of the internment of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II. Defined as "enemy aliens" by their fellow Americans, these citizens of Japanese descent were summarily uprooted and crowded into bare and sometimes scarcely habitable "relocation centers." Authors Roseman and Gesensway, inspired by the discovery of a cache of Japanese concentration camp art in a Cornell University attic, have collaborated to present, within a historical framework, the work and the testimonies of twenty-five of these gifted and spirited artists produced during their incarceration.
ISBN: 0801419190
Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
Hardcover : 192 pages
Language: English
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