Jun 03 2013Local, Simple, Fresh
“Just eat local” has emerged as the mantra of a spiritual quest for simple living and [...]Read more
Jun 03 2013Idaho Landscapes: La Cultura Mexicana
This special issue tells the immigrant story of tells the story of pioneers neglected in textbooks, of [...]Read more
Surviving Minidoka: The Legacy of WWII Japanese American Incarceration
“A truly superb book. Beautifully illustrated. Every page just right.” -Jerry Brady, publisher of the Idaho Fall’s Post Register and the weekly Wood River Journal in Hailey.
“Surviving Minidoka is truly beautiful. A handsome book with wonderful prose and illustrations, it superbly introduces a very large subject with vitality and panache.” -Tetsuden Kashima, Ph.D., author of Judgment without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II
The 1942 wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans has come to be seen as one of the most massive violations of civil liberties in the history of American law. Racially motivated and fueled by a malicious campaign of misinformation, it forced 120,000 Americans to abandon their property and homes. Most were American citizens.
One of the largest and most remote relocation compounds was Idaho’s Camp Minidoka in Jerome County, near Twin Falls. Its story, tragic yet triumphant, raises enduring questions about racial profiling, military authority and the hysteria of war.
“Surviving Minidoka: The Legacy of WWII Japanese American Incarceration” presents 10 intriguing essays in an elegant hardcover volume of poetry, rare prints, historical photography, and original artwork. Edited by Russell M. Tremayne, historian at the College of Southern Idaho, and Todd Shallat, director of the Center for Idaho History and Politics at Boise State, the 200-page book is the third colorful volume in the Idaho Metropolitan Research Series, published by Boise State University. Read more . . .