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Restaurants, Businesses, and Graveyards: Mapping the "Resettlement" of Japanese Americans in Chicago, 1943-1950

Author(s): Yoon Kyung Shim

Year: 2017

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The forced dislocation of West Coast Japanese Americans to incarceration camps during WWII deeply affected community formation, leadership, and livelihoods. The dislocation had barely been carried out when the War Relocation Authority (WRA) conceived and put into action a program of controlled (re)movement east. This "resettlement" did not play out as administrators had hoped. This paper traces the resettlement of Japanese Americans in Chicago during and immediately after the war (1943-1950), exploring how the city became part of a wider landscape of community memory and resilience.


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Restaurants, Businesses, and Graveyards: Mapping the "Resettlement" of Japanese Americans in Chicago, 1943-1950. Yoon Kyung Shim. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435546)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 715

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America