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Imprisoned The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II

ISBN-10: 0802722776
ISBN-13: 9780802722775
Edition: 2013
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Description: While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, they shamefully denied those rights at home to Japanese Americans. Martin W. Sandler ushers readers into a time of fear and suspicion that swept the country after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 8/27/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, they shamefully denied those rights at home to Japanese Americans. Martin W. Sandler ushers readers into a time of fear and suspicion that swept the country after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Culling information fromextensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories with Japanese American survivors of internment camps, Sandler gives an in-depth account of their lives before, during their imprisonment, and after their release. Bringing readers inside life in the internment camps and explaining how a country that is built on the ideals of freedom for all could have such a dark mark on its history, this in-depth look at a troubling period of American history sheds light on the prejudices in today's world and provides the historical context we need to prevent similar abuses of power.

Martin W. Sandler is the author of Lincoln Through the Lens and The Dust Bowl Through the Lens. He has won five Emmy Awards for his writing for television and is the author of more than sixty books, two of which have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Among Sandler's other books are the six volumes in his award-winning Library of Congress American History Series for Young People, a series which has sold more than 500,000 copies. Other books by Mr. Sandler include: Island of Hope: The Story of Ellis Island, Trapped in Ice, The Story of American Photography, The Vaqueros, America: A Celebration, and This Was America. Martin Sandler has taught American history and American studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Smith College. In 2014 his title, Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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