Teaching, selling eggs and short stories
Memories of Orange County's Japanese
Life at Poston
A tone of perserverance
Moved to write
In 1972, Hansen had become aware of "a cache of documents in the university library's Special Collections" relating to the evacuation of Japanese Americans during World War II. Most of the material had been donated by a "former teacher at Poston." Among the items was "a large, boxed manuscript of an unpublished historical novel by the donor carrying the title 'Harvest of Hate.' "
Robertson's niece, Dorsey Morris, told CSUF professors Robertson was alive and well, living in Costa Mesa.
Robertson's novel relays the debates among Japanese Issei and Nissei about the prospect of internment.
Kamei writes he is "forever grateful" to Robertson, who made a personal appeal to her alma mater, Iowa State College, enabling Kamei to pursue a mathematics degree.
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