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Serving Our Country : Japanese American Women in the Military During World War II.

Author/Creator:
Moore, Brenda Lee.
Publication:
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2003.
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Book
1 online resource (237 pages)
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Subjects:
United States. -- Army. -- Women''s Army Corps -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Japanese American.
Japanese American women -- History.
Women soldiers -- United States.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and America's declaration of war on Japan, the U.S. War Department allowed up to five hundred second-generation, or "Nisei," Japanese American women to enlist in the Women's Army Corps and, in smaller numbers, in the Army Medical Corps. Through in-depth interviews with surviving Nisei women who served, Brenda L. Moore provides fascinating firsthand accounts of their experiences. Interested primarily in shedding light on the experiences of Nisei women during the war, the author argues for the relevance of these experiences to larger questions of American race relations and views on gender and their intersections, particularly in the country's highly charged wartime atmosphere. Uncovering a page in American history that has been obscured, Moore adds nuance to our understanding of the situation of Japanese Americans during the war.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Before the War
Chapter 3: Contradictions and Paradoxes
Chapter 4: Women's Army Corps Recruitment of Nisei Women
Chapter 5: Service in the Women's Army Corps
Chapter 6: Commissions in the Army Medical Corps
Chapter 7: The Postwar Years
Appendix: Wacs Who Entered the Army from Hawaii, December 1944
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Author.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Moore, Brenda Lee Serving Our Country
ISBN:
9780813535227
9780813532776
OCLC:
58752355