Series Four Volume 3

REVIEW: American Sutra, by Duncan Ryūken Williams

American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War. By Duncan Ryūken Williams. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019. 400 pages. $29.95 (hardcover). ISBN 9780674237087.

American Sutra is the first comprehensive study of the history of Buddhism in the incarceration of Japanese Americans during the Pacific War. As Williams notes, this is a topic that has heretofore been relatively understudied in the history of a country that continues to be seen as white and Christian.

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