A first-hand account of the campaign for Japanese American reparations
This is the untold story of the Japanese American Citizen League's redress campaign through its tumultuous early years to the congressional battles, and concludes with the lessons of redress serving to help protect this nation's Arab and Muslim communities after 9/11.
Reviews of Redress
The lessons learned and the history made in this book are indispensable for all those who are seeking redress and reparations for their own communities today.”--Karen Korematsu, founder and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute
At a moment when talk of reparations is in the air, there is no more inspiring story to tell than of the time that tens of thousands of Americans who actually won them. Redress gives us an insider's step-by-step view of how a bold and determined group of Japanese Americans achieved an unprecedented goal that, at the beginning, looked impossible. We have a lot to learn from their extraordinary success.”--Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
Redress is a must-read for understanding the success of the redress campaign and how it changed the course of American history.”--Norman Mineta, former U.S. secretary of transportation
A fascinating insider's account of a historic campaign by a marginalized community and its allies to see redress from the most powerful country in the world. Simply compelling!”--Dale Minami, lead counsel in overturning Korematsu v. United States
John Tateishi, who was on the front lines of the Japanese American redress movement, has written a compelling blow-by-blow account of that struggle. This is a quintessentially American story of how, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, justice nevertheless prevails.”--Jay Feldman, author of Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America