Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Yoshiko Uchida
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Chapter 1

• The author grew up as a second-generation child of Japanese immigrants before World War II.

• She and her family lied in Berkeley, California.

• Though her family was Japanese-American, somehow they were allowed to live in a white neighborhood.

• Even though they lived through the depression, Yoshiko’s family never noticed it because of her father’s job and her parents’ thrift and self-denial.

• In 1906, Dwight Takashi Uchida immigrated to the U.S.

• He first settled in Seattle to help his mother. He found a job working for a Japanese entrepreneur.

• In 1917, Dwight married Iku Umegaki in an arranged marriage.

• They were matched by professors at the Christian university they both attended.

• The Uchida’s were better off than most of their friends, who had trouble surviving and spoke little English.

• Because the Uchidas grew up in poverty, they share what they have with others.

• Yoshiko’s parents...

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