Minidoka-An American Concentration Camp
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By Teresa Tamura.
Through essays supplemented by 180 black-and-white photographs and interviews that fuse present and past, Teresa Tamura documents Minidoka, one of America's ten concentration camps located in Jerome County, Idaho. Her documentation includes artifacts made in the camp as well as the story of its survivors, uprooted from their homes in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. Tamura began her project after President Bill Clinton designated part of the Minidoka site as the 385th unit of the National Park Service. Her work furthers the tradition of socially inspired documentary photojournalism, illuminating the cultural, sociological, and political significance of Minidoka. Hardbound: 240 pp.