Uprooting Community is the second study on the Japanese in Mexico in as many years. My own book, Looking like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897–1945 (2014), examined the same subject matter. In recent years there has been a flourishing of studies on Asians in the Americas, especially Latin America and Mexico. The Japanese in Mexico are one of the least studied ethnic groups, especially in comparison to the Japanese in the United States, Brazil, or Peru, which is why Uprooting Community is a welcome addition to scholarship on the immigrant experience in Mexico.

Uprooting Community utilizes national archives in the United States and Mexico. In addition, Selfa A. Chew examined newspapers and magazines to gauge popular sentiments of Japanese people on both sides of the US-Mexican border. Of great interest will be the 15 interviews conducted...

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