Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family Setting & Symbolism

Yoshiko Uchida
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The United States of America

The setting of Desert Exile, the United States of America was a comfortable and welcoming environment for the Uchidas up until World War II when its government inters them for much of the war.

San Francisco, California

The Uchidas live in San Francisco until they are evacuated.

The House above Grove Street

Yoshiko's name for the Uchida family home.

Oakland Congregational Church

The Japanese-American Church that the Uchidas attend.

UC-Berkeley

The San Francisco based university where Yoshiko attends school.

Tanforan

The first internment camp that the Uchidas are placed in, located in California. In Tanforan, Japanese-Americans organize a number of social institutions, often led by Dwight Uchida.

Topaz

Located in the Utah desert, Topaz is the second and more permanent internment camp the Uchidas are placed in. The weather in Topaz is harsh, often very cold, and the location is entirely lacks vegetation...

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