グレッグ・ロビンソン

(Greg Robinson)

ニューヨーク生まれのグレッグ・ロビンソン教授は、カナダ・モントリオールの主にフランス語を使用言語としているケベック大学モントリオール校の歴史学教授です。ロビンソン教授には、以下の著書があります。

『By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans』(ハーバード大学出版局 2001年)、 『A Tragedy of Democracy; Japanese Confinement in North America』 ( コロンビア大学出版局 2009年)、『After Camp: Portraits in Postwar Japanese Life and Politics』 (カリフォルニア大学出版局 2012年)、 『Pacific Citizens: Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American Journalism in the World War II Era』 (イリノイ大学出版局 2012年)、詩選集『Miné Okubo: Following Her Own Road』(ワシントン大学出版局 2008年)の共編者でもあります。『日米ウィークリー』で連載中の「The Great Unknown and the Unknown Great」は、ロビンソン教授による有名な歴史コラムです。最新著書は、『The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches』(コロラド大学出版局2016年)です。

(2017年6月 更新) 

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日系人を擁護:ヒュー・マクベス弁護士と日系アメリカ人強制収容

ロサンゼルス出身の黒人弁護士であるヒュー・マクベス・シニア氏は、今日ではその存在はほとんど忘れられていますが、第二次世界大戦中の日系アメリカ人を擁護するという称賛されるべき功績を残しています。1884年サウスカロライナ州チャールストンに生まれたヒュー・エルウッド・マクベスは、フィスク大学を卒業後、ハーバード法科大学院に進学し、1908年に卒業しました。『ボルチモアタイムス』新聞の編集者としてボルチモアで数年を過ごし、1913年カリフォルニアへ移住しました。

数十年後、マクベス弁護士は、ロサンゼルスの法曹界や政界で重要な役割を担うようになります。アフリカ系アメリカ人の原告や刑事被告人の支援に力を注ぎ、ジャズ界の偉人、ジェリー・ロール・モートンなど、著名人の弁護にもあたりました。また、人種分離法や住居供給上の人種差別に挑むため ...

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Ayako Ishigaki: Radical Issei Feminist Writer in Mid-Century America

In the years surrounding World War II, the Japanese-born writer and progressive activist Ayako Ishigaki lived in exile in New York and Los Angeles. During this time, she concentrated on opposing Japanese militarism. In lecture tours around the United States that she made alongside Chinese colleagues, she scored the Japanese occupation of China and called for boycotts of Japanese goods.

Ishigaki was equally forceful as an author, most notably of the semi-fictionalized memoir Restless Wave, published in 1940 under the pen name Haru Matsui. The book described her struggle for independence as a woman within Japan’s rigidly hierarchical and ...

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Leonard Arrington: Groundbreaking Historian of Japanese Americans

In May 1962, Utah State University professor Leonard Arrington delivered a remarkable lecture on Japanese American confinement to his peers in Logan, Utah. It was one of the earliest scholarly examinations of Nikkei incarceration camps. Just how a middle-aged scholar specializing in Mormon history came to research and write about the ordeal of Japanese Americans during World War II forms something of a saga in itself.

Leonard Arrington was born in 1917 and raised in the sleepy southern Idaho town of Twin Falls. His parents, Noah and Edna, had migrated to the area after the Bureau of Reclamation built a ...

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From Kenny Murase to Kenji Murase: The Journey of a Nisei Writer, Scholar, and Activist - Part 2

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In August 1942, Kenny Murase arrived at Poston with his parents and brothers. He soon was invited to join the Bureau of Sociological Research (BSR), where he worked under the direction of Dr. Alexander Leighton. He also volunteered to assist JERS researcher Tamie Tsuchiyama. Meanwhile, Murase returned to journalism. First, he took the position of Acting City Editor of the inmate newspaper Poston III Press Bulletin. In addition to his editing work, he was invited to write for the Pacific Citizen by editor Larry Tajiri (whom Murase had gotten to know in San Francisco when they both ...

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From Kenny Murase to Kenji Murase: The Journey of a Nisei Writer, Scholar, and Activist - Part 1

The life of Kenji Murase, a Nisei litterateur, activist, and social scientist, illustrates some of the challenges faced by Nisei intellectuals in the mid-twentieth century. Although he came from a poor farming family, and had to scramble to get an education, Murase threw himself into progressive literary and political movements. Years later, even after he became a distinguished professor, he retained his focus on community empowerment.

Kenji Kenneth Murase was born in Parlier, California, near Fresno, in January 1920 (while his birth and marriage certificates listed January 9 as his date of birth, Murase claimed January 3 as his birthday ...

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