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Resilience: Asian Immigration and the American West Coast

podcast Sep 26, 2022

Welcome to the first episode in our new series, Resilience. For the next few weeks, we are going to explore a part of American history that we tend to learn very little about: the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. So let’s dive into the details–the hows and the whys–and learn more about the resilience shown by the 120 thousand Japanese Americans who were forcibly removed from their homes, their neighborhoods, their jobs, and their schools, and who endured government-enforced wartime imprisonment right here in America. Joining Sharon today is Dr. Ellen Wu, who researches, teaches, and writes about race and immigration in United States history.

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Dr. Ellen Wu researches, teaches, and writes about race and immigration in United States history. She is Associate Professor of History at Indiana University Bloomington and author of the award-winning book The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority (2014). (2014). She is currently writing Overrepresented: The Surprising History of Asian Americans and Racial Justice, a new story about diversity, data, and democracy in the United States forthcoming from Princeton University Press.

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