Nisei Daughter

Monica Sone
Introduction by S. Frank Miyamoto

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  • Published: 1953. UWP ed., 1979
  • Subject Listing: Asian American Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 256 pp.
  • Territorial rights: World rights except in the Commonwealth (excluding Canada)
  • Contents

With charm, humor, and deep understanding, a Japanese American woman tells how it was to grow up on Seattle’s waterfront in the 1930s and to be subjected to “relocation” during World War II. Along with some 120,000 other persons of Japanese ancestry—77,000 of whom were U.S. citizens—she and her family were uprooted from their home and imprisoned in a camp. In this book, first published in 1952, she provides a unique personal account of these experiences.

“Monica Sone’s account of life in the relocation camps is both fair and unsparing. It is also deeply touching, and occasionally hilarious.”—New York Herald Tribune

“The deepest impression that this unaffected, honest little story made on me was of smiling courage.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Introduction to the 1979 Edition
Preface to the 1979 Edition
1) A Shocking Fact of Life
2) The Stubborn Twig
3) An Unpredictable Japanese Lady
4) The Japanese Touch
5) We Meet Real Japanese
6) We Are Outcasts
7) Paradise Sighted
8) Pearl Harbor Echoes in Seattle
9) Life in Camp Harmony
10) Henry’s Wedding and a Most Curious Tea Party
11) Eastward, Nisei
12) Deeper into the Land