Learning About Japanese American Internment

Oct 10, 2016

Precious Yamaguchi heard the term "camp" a lot growing up in a Japanese American household. 

Manzanar Internment Camp, in 2013.
Credit Alexander Novati/Wikimedia

It wasn't until she was a little older that her parents and grandparents added a key modifier to the phrase: internment camps.  Her exploration of the effects of the camps on family members and other led to a monograph, Experiences of Japanese American Women during and After World War II

Dr. Yamaguchi now teaches communications courses at Southern Oregon University. 

She visits with details of her research, prior to an appearance at the SOU Library (October 13).