Update: Poston Block Book series....

Poston Block books blogsite. 
 Hardcover and softcover options.

Click on 
"BLOCK BOOKS" on the left side of this screen.  
Look to see which Poston block books have been completed.  
Want a copy?  Information for ordering is provided.

Makes a unique historical gift!

Order copies for those who do not have internet access.

More blocks will be added to the site, so check back frequently.


What are the Poston, Arizona block books about?
Basically, the book is a "Who's Who" directory of the incarcerated people and where they lived within each block and barrack based on the 1944 Poston census. The book includes names and limited photos, and the marriages, births, deaths, location from where, and when some were taken by the F.B.I. from their homes, and when and where they went,  when they were told to "leave" Poston (and had no where to go, in many cases.)

The book tells of some of the students who were released to attend college, others who went outside of the camp fence for agricultural work in nearby states, and the Poston organization memberships and positions held, etc..  (Information mostly extracted from the Poston Chronicles and/or oral histories by the author.)

The goal of the book series is to let outsiders know that each person was a real person.   Most descendants have no idea WHO were living in the same block.  Those who were incarcerated did not talk about this traumatic episode in their disrupted their lives which occurred from 1942-1945.

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