Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family - Chapter 7, Topaz, City of Dust Summary & Analysis

Yoshiko Uchida
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Chapter 7, Topaz, City of Dust Summary and Analysis

The Uchidas have to leave for Utah but are able to take many of their items. Much of the camp watches them and five hundred other internees depart. The camp has been their community for five months and they do not want to uproot again. On the way to Utah they see many things they have not seen for awhile, like houses, stores, dogs and white children. The train ride is uncomfortable, but the food is good. They are also permitted periodic callisthenic breaks. When they arrive in Salt Lake City, Yoshiko runs into her friend, Helen, another Nisei and they quickly exchange information.

The next day they receive information on the new camp from The Topaz Times. The area has no vegetation, only dry greasewood. Topaz is in the middle of the...

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