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

In 1943, college of Washington pupil Gordon Hirabayashi defied the curfew and mass elimination of jap american citizens at the West Coast, and used to be therefore convicted and imprisoned for this reason. In A Principled Stand, Gordon's brother James and nephew Lane have introduced jointly his felony diaries and voluminous wartime correspondence to inform the tale of Hirabayashi v. usa, the very 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 instructed in Gordon's personal phrases. the result's a compelling and intimate tale that unearths what prompted him, how he persevered, and the way his beliefs replaced and deepened as he fought discrimination and defended his beliefs.

A Principled Stand provides worthy context to the physique of labor through felony students and historians at the seminal Hirabayashi case. This enticing memoir combines Gordon's money owed with relations pictures and archival files because it takes readers in the course of the sequence of imprisonments and courtroom battles Gordon persevered. information reminiscent of Gordon's profound non secular religion, his roots in pupil routine of the day, his encounters with inmates in prison, and his day-by-day reports in the course of imprisonment provide texture to his storied life.

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