Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family - Chapter 3, Pearl Harbor Summary & Analysis

Yoshiko Uchida
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Chapter 3, Pearl Harbor Summary and Analysis

On Sunday, December 7th, 1941, it is a rare Sunday when the Uchidas have no guests for dinner. That evening, the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Papa assures the family that it is only a lone fanatic. They do not realize that this means war. Yet after a few hours, the FBI picks up a number of Japanese men. The FBI come by their house and when they return, Yoshiko's father goes willingly.

They are all afraid and, for five days, they have no idea what has happened to him. They are then notified that the men are being held at the Immigration Detention Quarters in San Franscisco. He says he is ok, and as soon as they are allowed, they go to visit him; when they arrive, he tells them that he is to be shipped to an...

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