Redress: The Inside Story of the Successful Campaign for Japanese American Reparations


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Heyday Books
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6.06 X 9.06 X 1.26 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author

John Tateishi, born in Los Angeles, was incarcerated from ages three to six at Manzanar, one of America's ten World War II concentration camps. He studied English Lit at UC Berkeley and attended UC Davis for graduate studies. He played important roles in leading the campaign for Japanese American redress, and as the JACL director, used the lessons of the campaign to help ensure that the rights of this nation's Arab and Muslim communities were protected after 9/11.


"At a moment when talk of reparations is in the air, there is no more inspiring story to tell than of the time that tens of thousands of Americans who actually won them. Redress gives us an insider's step-by-step view of how a bold and determined group of Japanese Americans achieved an unprecedented goal that, at the beginning, looked impossible. We have a lot to learn from their extraordinary success."--Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

"The lessons learned and the history made in this book are indispensable for all those who are seeking redress and reparations for their own communities today."--Karen Korematsu, founder and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute

"John Tateishi, who was on the front lines of the Japanese American redress movement, has written a compelling blow-by-blow account of that struggle. This is a quintessentially American story of how, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, justice nevertheless prevails."--Jay Feldman, author of Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America

"Redress is a must-read for understanding the success of the redress campaign and how it changed the course of American history."--Norman Mineta, former U.S. secretary of transportation

"A fascinating insider's account of a historic campaign by a marginalized community and its allies to see redress from the most powerful country in the world. Simply compelling!"--Dale Minami, lead counsel in overturning Korematsu v. United States