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Case History (short story)

Creators: Bradford Smith


Short story about a young Nisei couple settling in "Centreville," a fictional small town in California, after World War II. John and Mary Mori arrive and open a flower market in town. But despite John's military service and the couple's good deeds, the face anti-Japanese harassment before a series of events begin to turn the tide. Author Bradford Smith tells the story using fictitious newspaper articles, letters, and personal testimony.

Author Bradford Smith worked for the Office of War Information during the war and wrote a 1948 book about Japanese Americans titled Americans from Japan .

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Media Details
Author Bradford Smith
Publication Date 1946
Website http://www.unz.org/Pub/CommonGround-1946q1-00071
For More Information

For More Information

Smith, Bradford. " Case History. " Common Ground 6.3 (Spring 1946): 71–76.

Smith, Bradford. Americans from Japan . Ed. Louis Adamic. New York: J.B. Lippincott Company., 1948. https://archive.org/details/americansfromjap00smit