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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-BooksDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Desert Exile</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Author</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Uchida, Yoshiko</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publisher</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">University of Washington Press</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publication Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1982</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Current Publication Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">2015</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Pages</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">154</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">WorldCat Link</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/title/desert-exile-the-uprooting-of-a-japanese-american-family/oclc/7946504/editions?referer=di&amp;editionsView=true\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.worldcat.org/title/desert-exile-the-uprooting-of-a-japanese-american-family/oclc/7946504/editions?referer=di&amp;editionsView=true</a></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:Desert Exile;\nAuthor:Uchida, Yoshiko;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:University of Washington Press;\nPubDate:1982;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:2015;\nMediaType:;\nPages:154;\nAwards:;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/title/desert-exile-the-uprooting-of-a-japanese-american-family/oclc/7946504/editions?referer=di&amp;editionsView=true\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.worldcat.org/title/desert-exile-the-uprooting-of-a-japanese-american-family/oclc/7946504/editions?referer=di&amp;editionsView=true</a>;\n</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"floatright\"></div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">RG Media Type</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">books</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Creators</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Yoshiko Uchida</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Interest Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 9-12; Adult</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Grade Reading Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 9-12; Adult</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Theme</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Injustice; Displacement; Evils of racism</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Genre</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Biography; Non fiction</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Point-of-View/Protagonist Characteristics</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">First person; Japanese American woman</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Availability</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Widely available</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Free Web Version</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">No</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Has Teaching Aids?</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Yes</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Geography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Berkeley, California; San Bruno, California; Delta, Utah</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Chronology</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1942-1946</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Facility</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Tanforan [15]; Topaz (Central Utah) [1]</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family;\nCreators:Yoshiko Uchida;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Injustice; Displacement; Evils of racism;\nGenre:Biography; Non fiction;\nPoV:First person; Japanese American woman;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Widely available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:Yes;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Berkeley, California; San Bruno, California; Delta, Utah;\nChronology:1942-1946;\nFacility:Tanforan [15]; Topaz (Central Utah) [1];\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<p><i>Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family</i> is an autobiography by noted children's book author <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Yoshiko_Uchida\" title=\"Yoshiko Uchida\">Yoshiko Uchida</a> that chronicles her experiences in the years before and during her incarceration in an American concentration camp during World War II. It was originally published in 1982 by the University of Washington Press and reissued with a new introduction by Traise Yamamoto in 2015.\n</p><p>Uchida writes extensively about the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Issei\" title=\"Issei\">Issei</a>, especially through observations of her own parents, and how they responded to the enormous losses and humiliation wrought by the government's decision to forcibly remove all Japanese from the West Coast and into government war camps. It is a deeply personal book, one in which she tells of her father's abrupt seizure by the FBI from their home in Berkeley, California; of her family's frantic efforts to vacate their home on ten days notice; of being forced to live in a horsestall at <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Tanforan_(detention_facility)\" title=\"Tanforan (detention facility)\">Tanforan</a> detention center; and of being sent on to <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Topaz\" title=\"Topaz\">Topaz</a>, a bleak camp in the Utah desert, surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards. Through intimate, detailed accounts of the losses suffered over the duration of the years in camp, Uchida illustrates the lasting impact that the U.S. government policies had on Japanese Americans' economic, cultural, physical, and psychological well-being. \n</p><p>In the book's epilogue, Uchida explains her purpose in writing <i>Desert Exile</i>: \"I wrote [the book] for the young Japanese Americans who seek a sense of continuity with their past. But I wrote it as well for all Americans, with the hope that through knowledge of the past, they will never allow another group of people in America to be sent into a desert exile ever again\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup>\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Patricia_Wakida\" title=\"Patricia Wakida\">Patricia Wakida</a></b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Wakida, Patricia</div>\n<p>Might also like <i><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Dandelion_Through_the_Crack/Kiyo%27s_Story_(book)\" title=\"Dandelion Through the Crack/Kiyo's Story (book)\">Dandelion Through the Crack/Kiyo's Story</a></i> by Kiyo Sato; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Looking_Like_the_Enemy:_My_Story_of_Imprisonment_in_Japanese-American_Internment_Camps_(book)\" title=\"Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese-American Internment Camps (book)\">Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese-American Internment Camps</a></i> by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/We_the_People:_A_Story_of_Internment_in_America_(book)\" title=\"We the People: A Story of Internment in America (book)\">We the People: A Story of Internment in America</a></i> by Mary Tsukamoto\n</p>\n<div id=\"RelatedArticlesDisplay\">\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"Related_Articles\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Related_Articles\">Related Articles</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>\n</p>\n<div id=\"RelatedArticlesSectionDisplay\">\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"\"><h3><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"\"></span></h3><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>\n</p>\n<ul><li> <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Memoirs_of_incarceration\" title=\"Memoirs of incarceration\">Memoirs of incarceration</a></li></ul>\n</div></div></div>\n</div></div></div>\n<br/>\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p><i><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/UCHDE2.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">Desert Exile</a></i> at the University of Washington Press website.\n</p><p>Chen, Fu-jen, and Su-lin Yu. \"Reclaiming the Southwest: A Traumatic Space in the Japanese American Internment Narrative.\" <i>Journal of the Southwest</i> 47.4 (Winter 2005): 551–70.\n</p><p>Yamamoto, Traise. <i>Masking Selves, Making Subjects: Japanese American Women, Identity, and the Body</i>. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.\n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Footnotes\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Yoshiko Uchida, <i>Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family</i> (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1982), 154.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.132 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.137 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 402/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2581/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 8213/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1648/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:1663-0!*!0!!*!5!* and timestamp 20180309150431 and revision id 27566\n -->\n</div></div><div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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