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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Shelley Cannady The largest and most controversial WW II era confinement site for Japanese Americans was at Tule Lake in extreme northern California. Though decommissioned in 1946, the camp has left an indelible mark in the local landscape and in the lives of those confined there. Tule Lake has had...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 November 2011
... hard-nosed Republican. He was not an effective senator and served only one term, becoming infamous for sleeping during meetings. He also justified the World War II internment of Japanese Americans and Canadians and favored declaring English America's national language. His later image as an anti...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 92–110.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Cesar Chavez, the bleak warm tales of William Saroyan to the harsh reality of Japanese internment, the Central Valley grows stories so tragic, deep, and humanly rich that in just 100 years or so it's claimed far more than seems its fair share in the broader American tale. Every year brings another crop...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... urban humanists based in Los Angeles. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Oakland Los Angeles the North creative writing LA literature Japanese Americans Japanese churches spatiality time Urban Humanities Anime Wong Tropic of Orange karen tei yamashita A...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Japanese population during World War II. Then, in 1953, a large portion of the area was razed to make way for the Civic Center. In the 1970s, corporate interests both American and, ironically, Japanese led to mass evictions and redevelopment of much of the neighborhood. The Little Tokyo Towers, built in...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
... for eight American families The announcement stated that each Case Study house must be capable of duplication and in no sense be an individual performance so that the housing solutions discovered will be general enough to be of practical assis- tance to the average American in search of a home in...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Saturday of April, early in the morning, a tour bus leaves from Little Tokyo in Los Angeles with groups of elderly folks, and later picks up a cluster of mostly Japanese Americans in the San Fernando Valley. The average age of a pilgrim on this bus is well over seventy years. Bo, now in his nineties, was...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2015
... photographs protesting Japanese Amer- ican internment during World War II. When we think of Ansel Adams s photographs of the Sierra Nevada, we usu- ally thinking of the austere beauty of photographs such as Winter Sunrise, the Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California taken in Owens Valley in 1944. There...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., twenty-one mis- sions had been founded, nine of them by Franciscan Juni- pero Serra.3 Mexico secularized California s missions in the 1830s. The Mexican-American War eventually resulted in the 1848 surrender of California to the United States. Califor- nia s composition changed dramatically once again...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 98–108.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to talk to and completely American In 1939 Lawrence won the Nobel Prize for the cyclotron. What fellow physicists such as Niels Bohr found striking about the award was that for the first time, the Nobel com- mittee had honored not a discovery, but an invention a recognition that the techniques of...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... segregation case,Mendez, et al. vs. Westminster. And this is my favorite story, only because it s so telling: Guy Gabaldon grew up with a Japanese American family in East Los Angeles, learning how to speak Japanese in the process. His language skills helped theMarines secure the surrender of more than a...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 79–85.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Suzanne Fischer “Pacific” was the key term in the name of San Francisco's Panama Pacific International Exposition. The fair presented a vision of an increasingly unified Pacific region under the control of American economic and political power. Of course, California had been part of a coherent...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Golden Gate Pacific world Panama-Pacific International Exposition Gold Rush Spanish-American War Reuben B. Hale Panama-Pacific Historical Congress sea rise Jobs 1st Alliance Pacific Fleet shipping containers global warming...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 50–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Elizabeth Logan Planners of San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition wanted to present their city as the center of an American empire that stretched from Maine to the Philippines. The fair’s head landscape engineer John McLaren and his team spent three years planning and...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 62–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... remarks to white women also lost his job.20 Fair officials refused to tolerate racial transgressions by nonwhite men, which, like sexual trans- gressions by white women, threatened the public image and potential profits of the fair. African Americans had hoped to use the fair to demon- strate their...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 97–101.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Beat Museum Russian and Japanese tourists in California Los Angeles noir Charles Bukowski jonah raskin Genius Loci The strange alchemy of California s literary shrines A s the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, California poet andessayist Dana Gioia was an evangelist for California...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 95–102.
Published: 01 September 2014
... former Mexican governor of Alta California, a Spanish leather jacket sol- dier, his heirs, and during the preceding 3,000 years by Native Americans whose descendants know the hill as the place where human beings emerged into a world bounded by shoreline, river, floodplain, and foothills. Mingled...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 20–23.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of Mexi- cans, Filipinos, Japanese (during WWII), and Russians. But what about the Chinese example? Were they the model minority (for working so hard) or were they unfair to native-born Americans (by working so hard) familial and entrepreneurial at the same time? Photograph of Clement Street by Tito...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in the news operation. The Stuarts performed a basic and essential service for us throughout six years of war As World War II fades into history, few Americans remember that the conflict actually began four and a half years before Pearl Harbor, when Japanese and Chinese forces exchanged fire at a...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the American spy plane incident of 2001, when Chinese guards asked members of the U.S. crew of a downed surveillance jet to tell them the words to this well known song from their country. The essay looks at the song’s popularity abroad, and the power of music in forming memories and conjuring a sense...