“Slim, well-researched, and readable, this is not only a social history of an ethnic community but a gateway into the ancient psyche of the Japanese.” —The San Francisco Review of Books
“ . . . straightforward . . . informative . . . ” —Contemporary Sociology
“The Japanese American Experience . . . will be used with profit by professors and students in sociology and ethnic studies courses, for it is the best general text on Japanese Americans currently in print.”—The Journal of American History
“ . . . a succinct and insightful account of the community's early struggle for survival in a racist society . . . ” —American Historical Review
This concise history of three generations of Japanese Americans focuses on their collective response to the challenges of discrimination and to the strikingly different historical circumstances each generation has faced.