Download E-books Adios to Tears: The Memoirs of a Japanese-Peruvian Internee in U.S. Concentration Camps PDF

By Seiichi Higashide

Adios to Tears is the very own tale of Seiichi Higashide (1909–97), whose lifestyles in 3 international locations was once formed by way of a strange and little-known episode within the background of global warfare II. Born in Hokkaido, Higashide emigrated to Peru in 1931. by way of the past due Nineteen Thirties he was once a shopkeeper and neighborhood chief within the provincial city of Ica, yet following the outbreak of global battle II, he―along with different Latin American Japanese―was seized by means of police and forcibly deported to the U.S.. He used to be interned at the back of barbed cord on the Immigration and Naturalization provider facility in Crystal urban, Texas, for greater than years.

After his unlock, Higashide elected to stick within the U.S. and finally grew to become a citizen. For years, he was once a pace-setter within the attempt to acquire redress from the yank govt for the violation of the human rights of the Peruvian jap internees.

Higashide’s relocating memoir used to be translated from jap into English and Spanish in the course of the efforts of his 8 youngsters, and was once first released in 1993. This moment version encompasses a new Foreword by means of C. Harvey Gardiner, professor emeritus of heritage at Southern Illinois college and writer of Pawns in a Triangle of Hate: The Peruvian eastern and the United States; a brand new Epilogue by way of Julie Small, cochair of crusade for Justice–Redress Now for jap Latin americans; and a brand new Preface by way of Elsa H. Kudo, eldest daughter of Seiichi Higashide.

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Download E-books Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk PDF

By William Dusinberre

James Polk used to be President of the U.S. from 1845 to 1849, a time whilst slavery started to dominate American politics. Polk's presidency coincided with the eruption of the territorial slavery factor, which inside many years may bring about the disaster of the Civil conflict. Polk himself owned massive cotton plantations-- in Tennessee and later in Mississippi-- and a few 50 slaves. in contrast to many antebellum planters who portrayed their involvement with slavery as a historic burden bestowed onto them through their ancestors, Polk entered the slave company of his personal volition, for purposes mostly of economic self-interest. Drawing on formerly unexplored files, Slavemaster President recreates the realm of Polk's plantation and the private histories of his slaves, in what's arguably the main cautious and vibrant account to this point of the way slavery functioned on a unmarried cotton plantation. lifestyles on the Polk property used to be brutal and sometimes brief. Fewer than one in slave kids lived to the age of fifteen, a baby mortality cost even larger than that at the normal plantation. a gradual flow of slaves briefly fled the plantation all through Polk's tenure as absentee slavemaster. but Polk was once in a few respects an enlightened proprietor, instituting an strange incentive plan for his slaves and granting wide privileges to his so much favourite slave. Startlingly, Dusinberre exhibits how Polk sought to conceal from public wisdom the truth that, whereas he was once president, he was once secretly procuring as many slaves as his plantation sales authorized. presently sooner than his unexpected loss of life from cholera, the president quietly drafted a brand new will, within which he expressed the desire that his slaves could be freed--but purely after he and his spouse have been either useless. The very subsequent day, he approved the acquisition, in strictest secrecy, of six extra very younger slaves. against this with Senator John C. Calhoun, President Polk has been visible as a reasonable Southern Democratic chief. yet Dusinberre means that the president's political stance towards slavery-- stimulated because it used to be via his deep own involvement within the plantation system-- may very well have helped precipitate the Civil conflict that Polk sought to avoid.

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Download E-books Francis Ysidro Edgeworth: A Portrait With Family and Friends PDF

Lluis Barbe has recreated the history and lifetime of Francis Ysidro Edgeworth via a desirable reconstruction that succeeds in shaping the 1st distinctive biography ever released of this significant economist and statistician. Originating from formerly unexplored letters and files saved in data and registers in eire, England and Catalonia, Edgeworth's relationships together with his educational fellows - together with Sully, Jevons, Marshall, Galton, Pearson, Walras, Pantaleoni, Fisher, Pareto, Keynes - are meticulously depicted. Stemming from undiscovered basic resources, this booklet additionally finds a close perception into the educational international of the interval 1875-1925 within the fields of economics and records. With a descriptive survey of Edgeworth's paintings, this e-book will turn out an enthralling learn for teachers and postgraduate scholars in financial research, the background of financial notion and the heritage of information. an individual with an curiosity in Francis Ysidro Edgeworth's existence must also learn this booklet.

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Download E-books The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama PDF

By David Remnick

In this nuanced and complicated portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick bargains a radical, tricky, and riveting account of the original stories that formed our nation’s first African American president.
 
Through broad on-the-record interviews with buddies and academics, mentors and disparagers, kin and Obama himself, Remnick explores the elite associations that first uncovered Obama to social tensions, and the highbrow currents that contributed to his id. utilizing America’s racial heritage as a backdrop for Obama’s personal tale, Remnick extra finds how an at the beginning rootless and harassed younger guy equipped at the reviews of an past iteration of black leaders to turn into one of many principal figures of our time.
 
Masterfully written and eminently readable, The Bridge is destined to be a long-lasting and illuminating paintings for future years, by means of a author with an exceptional reward for revealing the old importance of our current moment.

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Download E-books The Crucible: An Autobiography by Colonel Yay, Filipina American Guerrilla PDF

On December eight, 1941, because the Pacific battle reached the Philippines, Yay Panlilio, a Filipina-Irish American, confronted a question without effortless solution: How may she give a contribution to the war?

In this 1950 memoir, The Crucible: An Autobiography through Colonel Yay, Filipina American Guerrilla, Panlilio narrates her adventure as a journalist, triple agent, chief within the Philippine resistance opposed to the japanese, and lover of the guerrilla basic Marcos V. Augustin. From the war-torn streets of Japanese-occupied Manila, to battlegrounds within the geographical region, and the agricultural farmlands of valuable California, Panlilio blends wry statement, rigorous journalistic aspect, and well known romance.

Weaving jointly appearances via Douglas MacArthur and Carlos Romulo with harmful espionage networks, this paintings offers an insightful standpoint at the conflict. The Crucible invitations readers to work out new intersections in Filipina/o, Asian American, and American literature experiences, and Denise Cruz's creation imparts key biographical, historic, and cultural contexts to that purpose.

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Download E-books John Brown PDF

By W. E. B. Du Bois

A relocating cultural biography of abolitionist martyr John Brown, by way of probably the most very important African-American intellectuals of the 20th century.

In the background of slavery and its legacy, John Brown looms huge as a hero whose deeds in part brought on the Civil warfare. As Frederick Douglass wrote: "When John Brown stretched forth his arm ... the conflict of fingers used to be at hand." DuBois's biography brings Brown stirringly to existence and is a missed vintage.

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Download E-books Nightmare on Iwo Jima: A Marine in Combat (Fire Ant Books) PDF

By Patrick F. Caruso

On February 19, 1945, the 4th and fifth Marine Divisions stormed ashore from a naval help force. Among them was once eco-friendly younger lieutenant Pat Caruso who turned de facto corporation commander while the 5 officials rating him have been killed or wounded. He led his speedily diminishing strength gradually ahead for the following few days, while a day’s profits have been measured in yards. Caruso was once ultimately wounded himself and was once evacuated. figuring out that the heroism of his comrades will be misplaced by means of the decimation of his unit, Caruso latched onto any paper he may locate and stuffed each clean house together with his reminiscence of the struggling with. This version has a brand new foreword and index, boasts 9 new pictures, and a map of the motion. It resumes its position as a vintage account of the adventure of being in shut, direct, and incessant touch with a decided enemy at shut quarters. Many didn't continue to exist; those that did have been replaced forever.

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Download E-books From Traveller to Traitor: The Life of Wilfred Burchett (Academic Monographs) PDF

By Tom Heenan

The unconventional journalist Wilfred Burchett (1911–1983) was once persecuted through the Australian govt in the course of his lifetime and publicly reviled in print lengthy after his dying. After a unique wartime occupation with the London day-by-day Express, Burchett drifted to the left with the onset of the chilly War.
During the Korean and Vietnam wars he was once condemned as a traitor for his pro-Communist stories, and denied an Australian passport through successive Liberal governments of the Fifties and 1960s.
From vacationer to Traitor is the 1st scholarly biography of this debatable overseas correspondent. Tom Heenan explores the reality at the back of Burchett's experiences from his travels at the different facet of the ideological divide. utilizing ASIO records from the Fifties to the Seventies, and different archival fabric, Heenan exposes the insubstantial nature of the allegations of treachery made opposed to Burchett. This booklet casts precious new gentle on a rare Australian whose tale is likely one of the maximum political scandals within the nation's heritage.

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