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Author Pak, Yoon K.
Title Wherever I go, I will always be a loyal American : schooling Seattle's Japanese Americans during World War II / Yoon K. Pak.
Imprint New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2002.

Series Studies in the history of education (RoutledgeFalmer (Firm)) . 13.
Subject Japanese Americans -- Education -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Japanese Americans -- Education (Primary)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 204 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) and index.
Contents 1. Making Sense of Dissonance -- 2. Setting the Stage -- 3. Looking Backward -- 4. Americanization Broadened -- 5. Tenuous Citizenship -- 6. Dissonance Embodied -- App. Chronology of Events Affecting Japanese Americans Nationally from December 7, 1941 to June 7, 1942.
Summary This is the story of how the Seattle public schools responded to the news of its Japanese American (Nisei) students' internment upon the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 14, 1942. Drawing upon previously untapped letters and compositions written by the students themselves during the time in which the bombing of Pearl Harbour and the internment order took place, Yoon Pak explores how the schools and their students attempted to cope with evident contradiction and dissonance in democracy and citizenship. Emerging from the school district's tradition of emphasizing equality of all races and the government's forced evacuation orders based on racial exclusion, this dissonance became a real and lived experience for Nisei school chidren, whose cognitive dissonance is best revealed in poignant phrases like "I am and will always be an American citizen."
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780203819487 (electronic bk.)
0203819489 (electronic bk.)
0415932343
9780415932349
0415932351
9780415932356
0815339461
9780815339465
081533947X
9780815339472
OCLC # 830322466
Additional Format Print version: Pak, Yoon K. Wherever I go, I will always be a loyal American. New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2002 0415932343 (DLC) 2001019963 (OCoLC)46785147