American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War

American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War

This groundbreaking history tells the little-known story of how, in one of our country?s darkest hours, Japanese Americans fought to defend their faith and preserve religious freedom. The mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is not only a tale of injustice; it is a moving story of faith. In this pathbreaking account, Duncan Ry?ken Williams reveals ho This groundbreaking history tells the little-known story of how, in one of our country?s darkest hours, Japanese...

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Title:American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War
Author:Duncan Ryūken Williams
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Genres:History
ISBN:0674986539
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War Reviews

  • Lisa
    Mar 18, 2019
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    Jul 06, 2019
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    Apr 26, 2019
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  • Jessica Zu
    Jun 05, 2019
    So moving! ...
  • Stephen Victor
    Mar 22, 2019
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  • Ray
    Apr 21, 2019
    Duncan Williams provides a thoughtful exploration of the Buddhist Japanese American experience during World War II, particularly how the religion set a group of immigrants either further apart from their fellow Americans. But it was that religion, which emphasized peace, that gave Japa...
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    Jun 02, 2019
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    Mar 06, 2019
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  • Mark Bourdon
    Apr 25, 2019
    ?America is a Christian nation and Christianity?s God given mandate was to Americanize and Christianize Asians and all foreigners who immigrated to the US; regardless of freedom of religion. Buddhism began to be seen by the government of the US as a national security threat, even b...
  • Eric Miller
    Jul 08, 2019
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  • Marleen
    May 25, 2019
    A story of faith and how Buddhism traveled east from India, Tibet, China, Japan, the west coast and Midwest. Most Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during WW II were Buddhists. Their religion immediately made them suspect as unAmerican and more likely to be disloyal. In spite of...
  • Stillramona
    Mar 05, 2019
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  • Penny Atcheson
    Mar 01, 2019
    This book was the most comprehensive and readable account of Japanese American Buddhist influence during the years of Japanese incarceration of WWII, I've yet to come across. If you read; and pause, you can envision everyone struggling to understand what it means to be American. It ill...
  • Gary Johnson
    Apr 30, 2019
    A piece of our history or religious suspicion and persecution that is not well known. Highly readable and emotional. ...
  • NoodlesandBooks
    Apr 08, 2019
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  • Greg Soden
    Feb 18, 2019
    This book tells such an important perspective on why religion mattered in the wake of Pearl Harbor. This is a deeply insightful, important, and compassionate book that explores an egregious violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution. Check out my conversation with the aut...
  • Lisa
    Jun 20, 2019
    A great exploration of the stories of Buddhist incarcerees across contexts. I was interested in more context on the overall WRA position and the reformation of Buddhist community after the war. This is an often overlooked lens for this history and a books filled with deeply poignant mo...
  • Melinda Lewis
    Feb 19, 2019
    Thus I have heard ...
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    May 17, 2019
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    Jan 29, 2019
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    Jun 28, 2019
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  • Widad
    Mar 03, 2019
    Good ...
  • Steve Koyasako
    Jun 29, 2019
    I asked the Sacramento public libraries to purchase this book because it tells an American history hitherto untold -- the suppression of the Japanese American Buddhist faith by the U.S. government as a national security threat during World War II. It also tells how the Japanese America...
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    Jul 19, 2019
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    Jul 10, 2019
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  • Claire Lucas
    Jun 10, 2019
    It is clear the Dr. Williams clearly understands his responsibility to speak truth because of his deep relationship with his audience. An incredibly powerful and important read, especially for those who who have, do or will reside in the Pacific Northwest. This book again whiteness and...
  • Martha
    Apr 06, 2019
    If you're at all familiar with American history of WW2, you probably know about the mass imprisonment of Japanese-Americans. This book focuses on the religious aspect of that incarceration, namely the way in which the conflation of American with Christian meant that the majority of Jap...
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    Mar 06, 2019
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    Mar 09, 2019
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    Mar 28, 2019
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