A Principled Stand: The Story of Hirabayashi v. United by Gordon K. Hirabayashi,James A. Hirabayashi,Lane Ryo

By Gordon K. Hirabayashi,James A. Hirabayashi,Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

In 1943, college of Washington pupil Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass removing of eastern americans at the West Coast, and was once as a result convicted and imprisoned for that reason. In A Principled Stand, Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane have introduced jointly his legal diaries and voluminous wartime correspondence to inform the tale of Hirabayashi v. usa, the ideally suited court docket case that during 1943 upheld and on charm in 1987 vacated his conviction. For the 1st time, the occasions of the case are informed in Gordon's personal phrases. the result's a compelling and intimate tale that finds what encouraged him, how he persisted, and the way his beliefs replaced and deepened as he fought discrimination and defended his beliefs.

A Principled Stand provides useful context to the physique of labor via felony students and historians at the seminal Hirabayashi case. This enticing memoir combines Gordon's money owed with kinfolk images and archival files because it takes readers throughout the sequence of imprisonments and courtroom battles Gordon continued. info comparable to Gordon's profound spiritual religion, his roots in scholar hobbies of the day, his encounters with inmates in reformatory, and his day-by-day studies in the course of imprisonment provide texture to his storied life.

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