Analysis Of Yoshiko Uchida 's Historical Recollection Of Japanese American Life And The World War II Interment

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"Yoshiko Uchida is to close to the events she describes to be a reliable observer of japanese american life and the world war ii interment. The fact that she grew up ion a japanese american household and was a victim of interment makes it impossible for her to be objective about these topics" I don 't think this is false or true. I think its in between everything. Uchida does not present a objective point of view simply because of the accounts that are provided and given by the author relating to historicity. Of course, personal documentation of the interment camps at Tanforan and Topaz reflect an important view of life for Japanese when being imprisoned, but Uchida does not make historical accusations that can explain overall societal and historical legitimacy of this era in American history. That being said Uchida’s historical recollection of the American interment camps of Japanese Americas is biased and circumstantial and can be true or false in both senses.
This aspect of Uchida’s evidence for Japanese interment is related through this spectrum, as the author is not able to conduct a wider scope of studies. For instance, if Uchida was able to gather a variety of other examples of her theories on the internment this would have been a larger more collective perspective on what happened in 1942. This view not only limits the way that Uchida is able to conduct research, but does not convey the objectivity needed to accurately depict how Japanese were treated throughout…

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