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Books in the Japanese-American/Asian Collections are housed in Love Library and in the Archives and Special Collections at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. UNL Alumni, including Nisei alumni, have contributed significantly to the collections.

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Selected Titles from the Japanese-American/Asian Collections


Adamic, Louis. From Many Lands. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1939.


Bailey, Paul Dayton. City in the Sun; the Japanese Concentration Camp at Poston, Arizona. Los Angeles, Westernlore Press, 1971.


Beechert, Edward D. Working In Hawaii: A Labor History. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1985.


Broom, Leonard and John I. Kitsuse. The Manages Casualty: The Japanese-American Family in World War II. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1973.


Chang, Gordon H. Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi and His Internment Writings, 1942-1945. Standford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997.


Cheung, King-Kok. Words Matter: Conversations with Asian American Writers. University of Hawai'i Press in association with UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2000.


Chin, Frank. Aiiieeeee!An Anthology of Asian American Writers. Washington: Howard University, 1974.


Chuman. Frank F. The Bamboo People: The Law and Japanese-Americans. Del Mar, CA Publisher's Inc., 1976.


Consulate-General of Japan. Documental History of Law Cases Affecting Japanese in the United States, 1916-1924. 2 Vols. San Francisco: Consulate-General of Japan, 1925. New York: Arno Press, 1978.


Cooper, George and Gavan Daws. Land and Power in Hawaii: the Democratic Years. Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, c1990.


Daniels, Roger. Asian America: Chinese and Japanese in the United States since 1850. Seattle: University of Washington Press, c1988.


____________. The Decision to Relocate the Japanese Americans. Philadelphia: Lippincott, [1975].


____________. The Politics of Prejudice: The Anti-Japanese Movement in California and the Struggle for Japanese Exclusion. Gloucester, Mass., Peter Smith, 1966 [c1962]


___________. Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993.


___________. Sandra C. Taylor; Harry H.Kitano. Japanese Americans From Relocation to Redress. University of Utah Press, 1986.


de Cristoforo, Violet Kazue. May Sky: There is Always Tomorrow: An Anthology of Japanese American Concentration Camp Kaiko Haiku. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1997.


Dower, John W. War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.


Drinnon, Richard. Keeper of Concentration Camps: Dillon S. Myer and American Racism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.


Duus, Masayo. Unlikely Liberators: The Men of the 100th and 442nd. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1987.


Eaton, Allen H. Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The Arts of the Japanese in Our War Relocation Camps. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952.


Ethnic Studies Oral History Project/ United Okinawan Association of Hawaii. Uchinanchu: A History of Okinawans in Hawaii. Honolulu: Ethnic Studies Program. University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1981.


Falk, Stanley L. and Warren M. Tsuneishi. MIS in the War Against Japan: Personal Experiences Related at the 1993 MIS Capital Reunion, "The Nisei Veteran: an American Patriot". Vienna, VA: Japanese Americans Veterans Association of Washington, D.C. 1995.


Fiset. Louis. Imprisoned Apart: The World War II Correspondence of an Issei Couple. Seattle: University of Washington Press, c1997.


Fox, Stephen. The Unknown Internment: An Oral History of the Relocation of Italian Americans during World War II. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1990.


Friday, Christopher C. Organizing Asian American Labor: The Pacific Coast Canned-Salmon Industry, 1870-1942. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.


Fugita. Stephen S. and David J. O'Brien. Japanese American Ethnicity: The Persistence of Community. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991.


Gardiner, C. Harvey. Pawns in a Triangle of Hate: The Peruvian Japanese and the United States. Seattle: University of Washington Press, c1981.


Gesensway, Deborah and Mindy Roseman. Beyond Words: Images from America's Concentration Camps. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.


Girdner, Audrie and Anne Loftis. The Great Betrayal: The Evacuation of the Japanese-Americans During World War II. Toronto: Macmillan, 1969.


Glenn, Evelyn Nakano. Issei, Nisei, War Bride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986.


Grodzins, Morton. Americans Betrayed: Politics and the Japanese Evacuation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949.


Hagedorn, Jessica, ed. Charlie Chan is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction. New York: Penguin Books, 1993.


Hane, Mikiso. Peasants, Rebels and Outcastes: The Underside of Modern Japan. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.


Hatamiya, Leslie T. Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and the Passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1993.


Hayashi, Brian Masaru. "For the Sake of our Japanese Brethren:" Assimilation, Nationalism, and Protestantism among the Japanese of Los Angeles, 1895-1942. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1995.


Higa, Karen M. View From Within, Japanese American art from the internment camps 1942-1945. University of California, Los Angeles, Asian American Studies Center, 1992.


Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo. The Politics of Fieldwork : Research in an American Concentration Camp. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c1999.


Hohri, William. Repairing America: An Account of the Movement for Japanese American Redress. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1988.


Hosokawa, Bill. JACL In Quest of Justice. New York: W. Morrow, 1982.


_____________. Nisei: the Quiet Americans. New York, W. Morrow, 1969.


____________. Out of the Frying Pan: Reflections of a Japanese American. Niwot, CO: University of Colorado Press, 1998.


Hotta, Yoshie, Judgment. [ŻOsaka-fu Hirakata-shi] : Intercultural Research Institute, Kansai Gaidai University, c1963.


Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston. Farewell to Manzanar. Botkin: Houghton Mifflin, 1973.


Ichihashi, Yamamto and Gordon H. Chang. Morning glory, Evening Shadow : Yamato Ichihashi and his internment writings,1942-1945. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.


Ichihashi, Yamato. Japanese in the United States: A Critical Study of the Problems of the Japanese Immigrants and Their Children. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1969. New York, Arno Press, 1969.


Ichioka, Yuji. The Issei: The World of the First Generation Japanese Immigrants, 1885-1924. New York: The Free Press, 1988.


Inada, Lawson F. Before the War: Poems as They Happened. New York: Morrow, 1971.


Irons, Peter. Justice at War: The Story of the Japanese American Internment Cases. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. 


__________, ed. Justice Delayed: The Record of the Japanese American Internment Cases. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1989.


Ito, Hiroshi. "Japan's Outcastes in the United States" in De Vos, George, and Hiroshi Wagatsuma, ed. Japan's Invisible Race: Caste in Culture and Personality. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966.


James, Thomas. Exile Within: The Schooling of Japanese Americans, 1942-1945. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987.


Kadohata, Cynthia. The Floating World. New York : Ballantine Books, 1991, c1989.


Kashima, Tetsuden. Buddhism in America: The Social Organization of an Ethnic Religious Institution. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1977.


Kawakami, Barbara F. Japanese Immigrant Clothing in Hawaii, 1885-1941. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1988.


Kent, Noel J. Hawaii, Islands Under the Influence. New York : Monthly Review Press, c1983.


Kessler, Lauren. Stubborn twig : three generations in the life of a Japanese American family. New York : Random House, c1993.


Kikuchi, Charles and John Modell. editors. The Kikuchi Diary; Chronicle from an American Concentration Camp; the Tanforan Journals of Charles Kikuchi. Urbana, University of Illinois Press [1973].


Kimura, Yukiko. Issei: Japanese Immigrants in Hawaii. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1988.


Kitagawa, Daisuke. Issei and Nisei: The Internment Years. New York: Seabury Press, 1967.


Kitano, Harry H.L. Japanese Americans: The Evolution of a Subculture. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1969].


Kiyama, Henry Yoshitaka and Schodt, Frederik L. Manga yonin shosei. English The four immigrants manga : a Japanese experience in San Francisco, 1904-1924. Berkeley, Calif. : Stone Bridge Press, c1999.


Kotani, Roland. The Japanese in Hawaii: A Century of Struggle. Honolulu: Hochi, Ltd., 1985.


Kikuchi, Charles and John  Modell, ed.  The Kikuchi Diary; chronicle from an American concentration camp; the Tanforan Journals of Charles Kikuchi. Urbana, University of Illinois Press [1973].


Leighton, Alexander H. The Governing of Men; General Principles and Recommendations based on experience at a Japanese Relocation Camp. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1946.


Lind, Andrew W. Hawaii's Japanese: An Experiment in Democracy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1946.


Mackey, Mike, ed. Remembering Heart Mountain: Essays on Japanese American Internment in Wyoming. Powell, WY: Western History Publications, 1998.


McWilliams, Carey. Prejudice: Japanese-Americans, Symbol of Racial Intolerance. Boston: Little, Brown, 1944.


Matsumoto, Toru. Beyond Prejudice: A Story of the Church and Japanese Americans. New York: Friendship Press, 1946.


______________. translated by. I Attacked Pearl Harbor. New York, Association Press, 1949. 


Matsumoto, Valerie. Farming in the Home Place: A Japanese American Community in California, 1919-1982. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1993.


Matsuo, Dorothy. Boyhood to War History & Anecdotes of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Mutual Publishing LLC, 1992.


Mitchell T Maki. (Mitchell Takeshi) and Harry H.L. Kitano, S. Megan Berthold. Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1999.


Mitsui, James Masao. From a Three-Cornered World: New and Selected Poems. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.


Miyamoto, Kazuo. Hawaii: End of the Rainbow. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1964.


Miyamoto, S. Frank. Social Solidarity among the Japanese in Seattle. University of Washington Publications in the Social Sciences 11.2 (Dec 1939): 57-130. Seattle: Asian American Studies Program, University of Washington, 1981.


Modell, John. The Economics and Politics of Racial Accomodation: The Japanese of Los Angeles 1900-1942. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1977.


Moriyama, Alan Takeo. Imingaisha : Japanese emigration companies and Hawaii, 1894-1908. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, c1985.


Nagata, Donna K. Legacy of Injustice: Exploring the Cross-Generational Impact of the Japanese American Internment. New York: Plenum Press, c1993.


Niiya, Brian. Japanese American History, An A to Z reference from 1868 to the Present. Facts on File, 1993.


Nishimoto, Richard S. and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi. Inside an American Concentration Camp : Japanese American Resistance at Poston, Arizona. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1995.


Nomura, Gail M. "Washington's Asian/Pacific American Communities," in White, Sid and S. E. Solberg, ed. Peoples of Washington: Perspectives on Cultural Diversity. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1989.


Obata, Chiura. Topaz Moon: Chiura Obata's Art of the Internment. Heyday Books, 2000.


O'Brien, Robert William. The College Nisei. Palo Alto, Calif., Pacific Books, 1949.


Okihiro, Gary Y. Cane Fires: The Anti-Japanese Movement in Hawaii, 1865-1945. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991.


_____________. Storied lives : Japanese American students and World War II. Seattle: University of Washington Press, c1999.


_____________. Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996.


Okubo, Mine. Citizen 13660. New York: Columbia University Press, 1946. New York: Arno Press, 1948.


Papanikolas, Helen Z and Alice Kasai. "Japanese Life in Utah," in Papanikolas, Helen Z. ed. The Peoples of Utah. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1976, 333-62.


Root, Maria P. P. Racially Mixed People In America. Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1992.


Sarasohn, Eileen Sunada. The Issei, Portrait of a Pioneer: An Oral History. Palo Alto, CA: Pacific Books, 1990.


____________________. Issei Women: Echoes from Another Frontier. Palo Alto, CA: Pacific Books, 1998.


Sawada, Mitziko. Tokyo Life, New York Dreams: Urban Japanese Visions of America, 1890-1924. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1996.


Shibutani. Tamotsu. The Derelicts of Company K: A Sociological Study of Demoralization. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.


Spickard, Paul R. Japanese Americans : the Formation and Transformations of an Ethnic Group. New York : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1996.


Sone, Monica. Nisei Daughter. Boston, Little, Brown [1953]. 


Stephan, John. Hawaii under the Rising Sun: Japan's Plans for Conquest after Pearl Harbor. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1984.


Sue, Stanley. comp and Nathaniel N. Wagner. Asian-Americans: Psychological Perspectives. Ben Lomond, Calif., Science and Behavior Books, 1973.


Takaki, Ronald. Pau Hana: Plantation Life and Labor in Hawaii, 1835-1920. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1983.


____________. Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1989.


Takahashi, Jere.  Nisei/Sansei : Shifting Japanese American Identities and Politics. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1997.


Takezawa, Yasuko I. Breaking the Silence : Redress and Japanese American Ethnicity. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1995.


Tamura, Eileen H. Americanization, Acculturation, and Ethnic Identity: The Nisei Generation in Hawaii. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.


Tamura, Linda. Hood River Issei, An Oral History of Japanese Settlers in Oregon's Hood River Valley. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1993.


Tanaka, Chester. Go For Broke, a pictorial history of the Japanese Am 100th Infantry Battalion & the 442nd Reg Com Team. Presidio Press, 1997.


Tateishi, John. And Justice for All: An Oral History of the Japanese American Detention Camps. New York: Random House, 1984.


Taylor, Sandra C. Jewel of the Desert Japanese American Internment at Topaz. University of California Press, 1993.


Ten Broek, Jacobus and Edward N. Barnhart, Floyd W. Matson. Prejudice, War and the Constitution. Berkeley, Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1968.


Thomas, Dorothy S. The Salvage. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1952.


_______________ and Richard Nishimoto. The Spoilage. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.


Thompson, Richard Austin. The Yellow Peril, 1890-1924. New York: Arno Press, 1978.


Tomita, Mary Kimoto and Robert G. Lee. Dear Miye : Letters Home from Japan, 1939-1946. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1995.


Tunnel, Michael O. and George W. Chilcoat. Children of Topaz, The Story of a Japanese American Internment Camp: based on a Classroom Diary. New York: Holiday House, c1996.


Uchida, Yoshiko. Journey to Topaz; a Story of the Japanese-American Evacuation. New York, Scribner [1971].


United States. Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. Personal Justice Denied : report of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians : report for the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs / by George Miller, chairman. Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., 1992. 


United States. War Relocation Authority. Amache. [Amache, Colo. : Granada Relocation Project, War Relocation Authority, 1944?].


Weglyn, Michi N.  Years of Infamy The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps. University of Washington Press, 1976, 1996.


Wilson, Robert Arden and Bill Hosokawa. East to America : a History of the Japanese in the United States. New York : Morrow, c1980.


Wu, William F. The Yellow Peril: Chinese Americans in American Fiction, 1850-1940. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1982.


Yamada, Mitsuye. Camp Notes and Other Poems. Berkeley: Shameless Hussy Press, 1986.


Yamauchi, Wakako. Songs My Mother Taught Me: Stories, Plays, and Memoir. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1994.


Yanagisako, Sylvia Junko. Transforming the Past: Tradition and Kinship among Japanese Americans. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1985.


Yoo, David, Growing Up Nisei : Race, Generation, and Culture Among Japanese Americans of California, 1924-49 Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2000.

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