Greg Robinson

Drawn primarily from Greg Robinson's popular writings in the San Francisco newspaper Nichi Bei Weekly and community website Discover Nikkei, The Unsung Great: Stories of Extraordinary Japanese Americans (University of Washington Press) offers entertaining and compelling stories that challenge one-dimensional views of Japanese Americans. This collection breaks new ground by devoting attention to Nikkei beyond the West Coast--including the vibrant communities of New York and Chicago, as well as the little-known history of Japanese Americans in the US South. Expertly researched and accessibly written, The Unsung Great brings to light a constellation of varied and incredible life stories about artistic pioneers, mixed-race families, civil rights activists and queer Japanese Americans. Greg Robinson is professor of history at l'Université du Québec à Montréal and author of After Camp: Portraits in Midcentury Japanese American Life and Politics and By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans and other influential books. Greg Robinson will be joined by artists Tomie Arai and Sheila Hamanaka in a conversation moderated by Brian Niiya, Densho Content Director.


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ISBN: 9780295747965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Washington Press - December 31st, 2020

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Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 4:00pm
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