American sutra : a story of faith and freedom in the Second World War / Duncan Ryuken Williams.

Author
Williams, Duncan Ryuken, 1969- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019.
Description
1 online resource (viii, 384 pages) : illustrations

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Duncan Ryūken Williams reveals the little-known story of how, in the darkest hours of World War II when Japanese Americans were stripped of their homes and imprisoned in camps, a community of Buddhists launched one of the most inspiring defenses of religious freedom in our nation's history, insisting that they could be both Buddhist and American.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on print version record.
Language note
In English.
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Prologue: Thus Have I Heard: An American Sutra
  • 1. America: A Nation of Religious Freedom?
  • 2. Martial Law
  • 3. Japanese America under Siege
  • 4. Camp Dharma
  • 5. Sangha behind Barbed Wire
  • 6. Reinventing American Buddhism
  • 7. Onward Buddhist Soldiers
  • 8. Loyalty and the Draft
  • 9. Combat in Europe
  • 10. The Resettlement
  • Epilogue: The Stones Speak: An American Sutra
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
ISBN
  • 0-674-24085-5
  • 0-674-23708-0
OCLC
1081173415
Doi
  • 10.4159/9780674237087
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