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A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States (Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies)

This book is about Gordon Hirabayashi
Immerse yourself in the profound narrative of "A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United States," a book that not only recounts a pivotal legal battle but also offers a deeply personal glimpse into the life of Gordon Hirabayashi. As a young student at the University of Washington, Gordon stood firmly against the forced curfew and mass removal of Japanese Americans during World War II, actions that saw him convicted and imprisoned. Published on March 21, 2013, this book uniquely presents Gordon's struggle through his own prison diaries and extensive wartime correspondence, compiled by his brother James and nephew Lane. The detailed account includes family photographs and archival documents, enriching the narrative with personal and historical insights. Gordon’s journey through his initial Supreme Court defeat to the eventual overturning of his conviction in 1987 highlights a transformative era in racial justice. Ideal for adult education settings, this compelling read not only educates but also inspires reflection on the resilience needed to challenge injustice and stand by one’s principles in the face of adversity.
Published by University of Washington Press on March 21, 2013
232 pages
ISBN: 9780295992709
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