DOCUMENTATION GOES HERE.

GET /api/0.1/articles/The%20Kikuchi%20Diary:%20Chronicle%20from%20an%20American%20Concentration%20Camp%20(book)/?format=api
HTTP 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Vary: Accept
Allow: OPTIONS, GET

{
    "body": "<html><body><br/>\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;\">The Kikuchi Diary: Chronicle from an American Concentration Camp</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Creators</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">John Modell</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Theme</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Coming of age; Displacement; Facing reality; Family - blessing or curse; Self-awareness</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Genre</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Historical Nonfiction</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Availability</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">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;\">No</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Chronology</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1941-1942</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Facility</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Tanforan [15] - San Bruno, California</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:books;\nTitle:The Kikuchi Diary: Chronicle from an American Concentration Camp;\nCreators:John Modell;\nInterestLevel:;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Coming of age; Displacement; Facing reality; Family - blessing or curse; Self-awareness;\nGenre:Historical Nonfiction;\nPoV:;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:;\nChronology:1941-1942;\nFacility:Tanforan [15] - San Bruno, California;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\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;\">The Kikuchi Diary: Chronicle from an American Concentration Camp</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Author</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">John Modell</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publisher</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">University of Illinois Press</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Original Publication Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1973</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Pages</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">258</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/oclc/489685878\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/489685878</a></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Books\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:The Kikuchi Diary: Chronicle from an American Concentration Camp;\nAuthor:John Modell;\nIllustrator:;\nOrigTitle:;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nSeries:;\nGenre:;\nPublisher:University of Illinois Press;\nPubDate:1973;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\nMediaType:;\nPages:258;\nAwards:;\nISBN:;\nWorldCatLink:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/489685878\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/489685878</a>;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>The diary of <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Charles_Kikuchi\" title=\"Charles Kikuchi\">Charles Kikuchi</a>, a <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a>, and his observations about the chaos for Japanese Americans in the Bay Area after the bombing of Pearl Harbor as well as life in <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Tanforan_(detention_facility)\" title=\"Tanforan (detention facility)\">Tanforan Assembly Center</a>.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toc\" id=\"toc\"><div id=\"toctitle\"><h2>Contents</h2></div>\n<ul>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-1\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Synopsis\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">1</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Synopsis</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-2\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Author_Background\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">2</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Author Background</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-3\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Response\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">3</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Response</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-4\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Reviews\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">4</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Reviews</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-5\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#For_More_Information\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">5</span> <span class=\"toctext\">For More Information</span></a></li>\n<li class=\"toclevel-1 tocsection-6\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#Footnotes\"><span class=\"tocnumber\">6</span> <span class=\"toctext\">Footnotes</span></a></li>\n</ul>\n</div>\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"Synopsis\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Synopsis\">Synopsis</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>This volume begins with an introduction by the editor, John Modell, who provides historical context about Japanese Americans in general, and Charles Kikuchi in particular. He explains that Kikuchi, who was born in Vallejo, California, was the oldest son, but was sent away to a Salvation Army home at age 9 by his parents and did not have much contact with his natal family until after he was 18. Thus, he did not grow up in the Japanese American community, which gave him a unique perspective later. \n</p><p>When Pearl Harbor was bombed, he was studying sociology at University of California, Berkeley, and the diary starts with his observations about the chaotic and confusing days after the start of war. The book also includes a series of letters he sent to one of his sisters who had moved to Chicago that describe what life in the Bay Area is like before Japanese Americans were forcibly removed. \n</p><p>The bulk of this volume are Charles Kikuchi's observations about life in Tanforan Assembly Center. He had already been approached to work on the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Japanese_American_Evacuation_and_Resettlement_Study\" title=\"Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study\">Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study</a> because he was studying sociology, and his diary was written with the possibility that it would be used as a historical and sociology record in mind. The diary includes observations about the effects of incarceration on family dynamics, how each member of his own family adjusted to incarceration, the different types of Nisei he observed, conversations he had with <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Fred_Korematsu\" title=\"Fred Korematsu\">Fred Korematsu</a> who was incarcerated at Tanforan while on bail, the activities of prostitutes and other ways incarceration affected Japanese American sexual practices, and his experiences as a correspondent on the assembly center paper, the <i><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Tanforan_Totalizer_(newspaper)\" title=\"Tanforan Totalizer (newspaper)\">Tanforan Totalizer</a></i>. The diary ends with his transfer to <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Gila_River\" title=\"Gila River\">Gila River</a> concentration camp. \n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Author_Background\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Author_Background\">Author Background</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Charles Kikuchi, born in San Francisco, California, in 1917, was studying sociology at University of California, Berkeley, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was incarcerated at Tanforan assembly center and then Gila River concentration camp. He was recruited while at Tanforan to compile field surveys as part of the Japanese American Evacuation and Relocation Study (JERS), led by Berkeley sociologist Dorothy Swaine Thomas. He was encouraged to share his diary as part of this study as well because of his detailed observations. After the war he resettled in New York City, and continued to work as a social worker there. \n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Response\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Response\">Response</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>The publication of <i>The Kikuchi Diary</i> was almost unanimously well-received. Some reviewers commented on the historical value of the diary, stating that \"historians and social scientists can gain further insights into an 'insider's view' of the period.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup> Others praised the \"vivid chronicle\" for its attention to detail and Kikuchi's detailed observations of life at Tanforan.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">[2]</a></sup> The diary was also praised for contributing insight into the experiences of Nisei, specifically the \"inner world\" or contemporaneous reflections on the uncertainties and anxieties of the period.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\">[3]</a></sup> The reviewers also commented on how atypical Kikuchi was among Nisei, and how his unusual \"outsider\" status gave him a unique perspective on the Japanese American community. \n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Emily_Anderson\" title=\"Emily Anderson\">Emily Anderson</a></b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Anderson, Emily</div>\n<p>Might also like <i><a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Nurse_of_Manzanar:_A_Japanese_American%27s_World_War_II_Journey\" title=\"Nurse of Manzanar: A Japanese American's World War II Journey\">Nurse of Manzanar</a></i> by Eto Toshiko Nakamura; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Morning_Glory,_Evening_Shadow:_Yamato_Ichihashi_and_His_Internment_Writings,_1942-1945_(book)\" title=\"Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi and His Internment Writings, 1942-1945 (book)\">Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi and His Internment Writings, 1942-1945</a></i> by Yamato Ichihashi; <i><a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/The_Evacuation_Diary_of_Hatsuye_Egami_(book)\" title=\"The Evacuation Diary of Hatsuye Egami (book)\">The Evacuation Diary of Hatsuye Egami</a></i> by Hatsuye Egami; \n</p>\n</div></div><div class=\"section\" id=\"Reviews\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Reviews\">Reviews</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Hansen, Arthur A. <i>Southern California Quarterly</i> 59.3 (Oct. 1977): 324–29.\n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://academic.oup.com/jah/article-abstract/61/3/835/703475/The-Kikuchi-Diary-Chronicle-from-an-American?redirectedFrom=PDF\" rel=\"nofollow\">Hata, Donald</a>. <i>Journal of American History</i> 61.3 (Dec 1974): 835-36.\n</p><p><i><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/charles-kikuchi/the-kikuchi-diary-chronicle-from-an-american-co/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Kirkus Reviews</a></i>, Oct. 1, 1973.\n</p><p>LaViolette, Forrest E. <i>Pacific Affairs</i> 47.2 (Summer 1974): 257-258.\n</p><p>Miyamoto, S. Frank. <i>The Pacific Northwest Quarterly</i> 66.1 (Jan 1975): 43.\n</p><p>Rischin, Moses. <i>Western Historical Quarterly</i> 6.2 (April 1975): 206-207.\n</p><p>Uno, Edison. <i>California Historical Quarterly</i> 53.2 (Summer 1974): 184-185.\n</p><p>Wilson, Robert A. <i>Pacific Historical Review</i> 43.4 (1974): 621-622.\n</p>\n</div></div><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>Briones, Matthew M. <i>Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America</i>. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.\n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://soundcloud.com/wucxlifelines/charles-kikuchi-the-kikuchi-diary\" rel=\"nofollow\">Lifelines with John Augustine</a> (radio review of <i>The Kikuchi Diary</i>)\n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf8w1008hg/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Charles Kikuchi Papers</a>, UCLA Special Collections Library \n</p><p><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/jais/index.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">Digital version</a> of the unedited diary is now available as part of the JERS Archive at UC Berkeley \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\">Hata, Donald. <i>Journal of American History</i> 61.3 (Dec 1974): 835.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Miyamoto, S. Frank. <i>The Pacific Northwest Quarterly</i> 66.1 (Jan 1975): 43.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Rischin, Moses. <i>Western Historical Quarterly</i> 6.2 (April 1975): 206.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.136 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.142 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 412/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2591/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 5904/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1158/2097152 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:4067-0!*!0!!en!5!* and timestamp 20180309151539 and revision id 28167\n -->\n</div></div><div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
    "next_page": "http://encyclopedia.densho.org/api/0.1/articles/The%20Red%20Kimono%20(book)/",
    "prev_page": "http://encyclopedia.densho.org/api/0.1/articles/The%20Journey%20(book)/",
    "published_encyc": false,
    "ddr_topic_terms": [],
    "sources": [],
    "authors": [
        "http://encyclopedia.densho.org/api/0.1/authors/Emily%20Anderson/"
    ],
    "url_title": "The Kikuchi Diary: Chronicle from an American Concentration Camp (book)",
    "categories": [
        "http://encyclopedia.densho.org/api/0.1/categories/Arts/"
    ],
    "title": "The Kikuchi Diary: Chronicle from an American Concentration Camp (book)",
    "url": "http://encyclopedia.densho.org/api/0.1/articles/The%20Kikuchi%20Diary:%20Chronicle%20from%20an%20American%20Concentration%20Camp%20(book)/",
    "absolute_url": "http://encyclopedia.densho.org/The%20Kikuchi%20Diary:%20Chronicle%20from%20an%20American%20Concentration%20Camp%20(book)/",
    "title_sort": "thekikuchidiarychroniclefromanamericanconcentrationcampbook",
    "modified": "2018-02-28T01:32:23",
    "coordinates": {}
}