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Prisons and patriots: The “Tucsonian” draft resisters and citizenship during War II


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This dissertation examines the lives and wartime resistance of a group of forty-one Nisei men (Americans of Japanese ancestry) who resisted the draft as a means of protesting their incarceration during World War II. While serving time in the same federal prison for violating Selective Service laws, they became acquainted for the first time and remained life-long friends after the war's end. They supported each other for more than sixty years amidst pressure to hide their identities as resisters, because the majority of Nisei preferred to forget this chapter in American history. This group called themselves the "Tucsonians," and this dissertation begins to tell their story. This study is based on oral histories and archival research and examines citizenship as a contested relationship between individuals and the state.

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Subject
American history;
Minority & ethnic groups;
Sociology
Classification
0337: American history
0631: Minority & ethnic groups
0631: Sociology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Arizona; Citizenship; Draft resisters; Nisei; World War II
Title
Prisons and patriots: The “Tucsonian” draft resisters and citizenship during War II
Author
Lyon, Cherstin M.
Number of pages
224
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0009
Source
DAI-A 67/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542557989, 0542557983
Advisor
Anderson, Karen
University/institution
The University of Arizona
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3208236
ProQuest document ID
305351943
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305351943
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