Told by a free Caucasian woman who had opted to work as a teacher in the desert camp where Japanese Americans were interned during World War II, Ms. Harris describes in clear, swift-flowing prose the government’s frequently misguided directives and the camp residents’ reactions expressed in strikes and boycotts. This memoir offers a personal report from the camps about what it was like from the other side as a teacher. Her forthright account sparkles with dry wit and burns with righteous indignation, shining an achingly human light on an outrageously inhumane situation. An engaging and intimate memoir dealing with a tragic and inexcusable episode of American history.
Author: Catherine Embree Harris