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Serving Our Country: Japanese American Women in the Military during World War II Brenda L. Moore

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

Brenda L. Moore

Published June 16th 2003
ISBN : 9780813532783
Paperback
232 pages
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Following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and Americas 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 Womens Army Corps and, in smallerMoreFollowing the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and Americas 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 Womens 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 countrys 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.