Farewell to Manzanar

by

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

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Farewell to Manzanar Terms

Issei

First-generation Japanese-Americans, who immigrated to the United States from Japan. Generally, they are less acclimated to Anglo-American culture than their children and place a high importance on preserving their Japanese heritage. Papa is an isseiread analysis of Issei

Nisei

children who are born in the United States to Japanese parents. They are legally American citizens, they speak English fluently, and they are more assimilated to Anglo-American culture than their parents. Jeanne and her siblings… read analysis of Nisei

Inu

a Japanese insult, usually applied to people suspected of collaborating with the U.S. military during internment. read analysis of Inu