Japanese-American Zoot-Suiters Subverted Pretty Much Everything

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Conflicts between “rowdies” and other prisoners interrupted the daily routines of several, if not all, the camps. At the Gila River camp in Arizona, for instance, the editors of the center’s newspaper complained that zoot suiters had swiped all the chains from the laundry sinks to use as watch chains. Nikkei Chicago’s Ellen Wu has […]

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