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What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean?

ISBN-10: 0312208294
ISBN-13: 9780312208295
Edition: 2000
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Description: During World War II, over 120,000 Japanese Americans were removed and confined for four years in internment camps. The essays in this volume explore the US government's role in planning and carrying out their removal and internment.

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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 4/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 162
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

During World War II, over 120,000 Japanese Americans were removed and confined for four years in internment camps. The essays in this volume explore the US government's role in planning and carrying out their removal and internment.

Historian Roger Daniels has written numerous books, mostly on immigration history and Japanese-American internment during World War II. He was past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and the Immigration History Society. He served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians and on the planning committee for the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island. He has also worked with the National Park Service on historic sites and as a historical consultant for many television programs. As a Fulbright Professor he taught at five universities in Europe and two universities in Canada. His last position was at the University of Cincinnati. Even in retirement, he continues to write, edit, and guest lecture.

Foreword
Preface
A Note for Students
Introduction
The Internment of Japanese Americans
From Pearl Harbor to Mass Incarceration: A Brief Narrative
The Internment Camps
Historians and Internment: From Relocation Centers to Concentration Camps
Some Current Questions
Why were Japanese Americans interned during World War II?
The Decision for Mass Evacuation
What caused the Supreme Court to affirm the constitutionality of internment?
Gordon Hirabayashi v. United States: "A Jap's a Jap"
Why did U.S. officials intern people of Japanese ancestry from Central and South America?
Hostages
How did some Japanese Americans resist internment?
Tule Lake under Martial Law: A Study in Japanese Resistance
What was the impact of internment on Japanese American families and communities?
Amache
Making Connections
Suggestions for Further Reading

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