Table of contents for The art of gaman : arts and crafts from the Japanese American internment camps, 1942-1946 / Delphine Hirasuna, Kit Hinrichs ; photography by Terry Heffernan.

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@TX:The author discusses why beautiful objects made in the Japanese American 
concentration camps during World War II were often hidden away for decades. 
@H1:The Camps
@TX:Wartime hysteria and racism created the climate that led to the imprisonment 
of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Within the degrading 
conditions of the camps, internees struggled to create a community. 
@H1:The Art
@TX:From discarded and indigenous raw materials, internees crafted an amazing 
variety of imaginative, graceful, and functional objects, to pass the time and to 
beautify their bleak surroundings. 
@H1:The Years After 
@TX:The nightmare continued after the internees were released from the camps. To 
reintegrate back into communities and eke out a living, Japanese Americans rarely 
spoke about the experience. 
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Japanese American decorative arts.
Concentration camp inmates as artists -- United States.
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.