Historian Dr. Abbie Grubb on the "Enemy Alien" Experience During WWII

It is a coincidence, or, perhaps, a happy accident for Gulf Coast readers, that Dr. Abbie Grubb, who wrote her doctoral dissertation on the Japanese American experience during World War II happens to be a Gulf coast resident herself. All we know is that we are incredibly fortunate to have her share her expertise at several GCR venues throughout the month. Dr. Grubb, who is an instructor of history at San Jacinto College and adjunct instructor at the University of Houston, will present an overview of the World War II experience for "enemy aliens" like the Germans and Japanese Americans featured in The Train to Crystal City. Much of the talk will be about Japanese American internment, but Dr. Grubb will also include bits of local history from the time as well as the military service of Japanese Americans during the war.

Schedule of appearances

Harris County - Kingwood Branch Library
Saturday, October 8, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Pasadena Public Library
Monday, October 10, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Deer Park Public Library
Thursday, October 20, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Harris County - Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
Monday, October 24, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wharton County - East Bernard Branch Library
Tuesday, October 25, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Harris County - Parker Williams Branch Library
Thursday, October 27, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
(Admission is free, but please register)

Harris County - Barbara Bush Branch Library
Thursday, October 27, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.