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A Matter of Conscience
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Edited and Contributions by Mike Mackey. Introductory Essay by Roger Daniels.

This collection of essays on the Japanese American draft resistance movement at Heart Mountain is written by former draft resisters and some of this country's leading scholars on the subject. It is broken into four sections that examine different aspects so that the reader may gain a broader understanding of the situations that arose.

Part 1: Background and Antecedents includes: "Historical Background and Terminology of Incarceration" by Gail Nomura; "Cultures of Resistance: Japanese American Draft Resisters in Transitional Perspective" by Takashi Fujitani; "Speaking of the Opposition" by William Hohri.

Part 2: The Resisters includes: "Protest and Resistance: An American Tradition" by Frank S. Emi; "Jack Tono: The Journey of a 'Light-footed Felon'" by Mike Mackey; "The Fourth Option" by Yosh Kuromiya; "Protest-Resistance and the Heart Mountain Experience: The Revitalization of a Robust Nikkei Tradition" by Arthur A. Hansen.

Part 3: The Legal Aspects of Resistance includes: "Draft Resistance and the Selective Service Act of 1940" by William Hohri; "The Nisei Draft Resisters and the Constitution" by Eric L.Muller.

Part 4: The Psychological Aspects of Internment and Resistance includes: "Psychological Effects of Internment" by Amy Iwasaki Mass; "The Battle Between the Nisei Veterans and the Resisters of Conscience" by George Tsukuda.

Afterword: "Teaching the Camps" by Fusao Lawson Inada.

Paper: 185 pp.


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