Seattle in Shorts

Locations and other inspirations for Mercia McMahon's Seattle in Shorts (MMMporium 2014), a novel interspersed with 30 short stories about the city's minorities
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This pin could refer to the speakers in each of the shorts in Seattle in Shorts.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars ~ Khalil Gibran

Auschwitz

World War 2 Holocaust Memorial Day (Nazi Concentration Camp Pictures)

During the start of World War II, many Japanese-Americans were forced into internment camps so they could not form alliances with the Japanese. Unfortunately, they were forced to sell their businesses.

Oakland, California 1942 - Dorothea Lange documenting the internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II.

Monorail at World's Fair, 1962. The monorail is still in use and it features in the opening chapter of Seattle in Shorts, which can be read on the Look Inside of book page on Amazon.

Illustration of Monorail at the 1962 World's Fair, found in souvenir program - Seattle Municipal Archives

Science pavilion at World's Fair, 1962

Science pavilion at World's Fair, 1962 Eames House of Science film was shown here.

Roaring into Sacramento on Monday morning, July 30, 1945, a special train of seven cars brought some 450 Japanese American residents of California back to their homes after staying over three years at the Rohwer Center of the War Relocation Authority, in McGehee, Arkansas.

Some 450 Japanese American residents of California are brought back to their homes after staying over three years at the Rohwer Center of the War Relocation Authority in McGehee, Arkansas. Sacramento, By Hikaru Iwasaki

JAPANESE RELOCATION CAMPS | ... the west coast being offloaded at Minidoka internment camp in Idaho

Workers sort the baggage of Japanese Americans after arrival at the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho. (Image courtesy the Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley)

http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/japan/japan/heart/21-2189a.jpg Dinner is served caffeteria style to young and old in the mess halls at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center.

American History's Dark Chapter: Japanese-Americans Interned During

Frank Hirahara with his camera at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp (Wyoming) during World War II. Photo by George Hirahara

Frank Hirahara with his camera at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp (Wyoming) during World War II. Photo by George Hirahara

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