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

In 1943, college of Washington scholar Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass elimination of eastern american citizens at the West Coast, and used to be consequently convicted and imprisoned for this reason. In A Principled Stand, Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane have introduced jointly his criminal diaries and voluminous wartime correspondence to inform the tale of Hirabayashi v. usa, the best courtroom case that during 1943 upheld and on attraction 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 priceless context to the physique of labor via criminal students and historians at the seminal Hirabayashi case. This attractive memoir combines Gordon's debts with family members pictures and archival files because it takes readers during the sequence of imprisonments and court docket battles Gordon continued. information equivalent to Gordon's profound spiritual religion, his roots in pupil pursuits 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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