Japanese Americans and World War II Mass Removal, Imprisonment, and Redress

ISBN-10: 088295279X
ISBN-13: 9780882952796
Edition: 4th 2011
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Description: Like its predecessors, this 4th edition of is intended as a succinct and affordable supplement to history and political science texts that minimise or neglect the Nikkei (Japanese American) experience in World War II. As was hoped, the first two  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 92
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Like its predecessors, this 4th edition of is intended as a succinct and affordable supplement to history and political science texts that minimise or neglect the Nikkei (Japanese American) experience in World War II. As was hoped, the first two editions of this publication found an enthusiastic reception by instructors and students alike at the high school, community college, and university level. In addition, the expanded third edition found a new readership beyond the classroom, in members of and visitors to museums, such as the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles, and interpretative centres at former concentration camp sites administered by the National Park Service at Manzanar, Tule Lake, and others (some in progress). In response to the supportive and constructive feedback of students, instructors, and lay readers, we at Harlan Davidson undertook a bold and sweeping redesign of the third edition that saw our well-loved little "pamphlet" become an attractive but still highly affordable book that, in addition to taking the narrative completely up to date, has been thoroughly re-edited and expanded further to include photographs, key documents, and an enhanced multidisciplinary bibliography of 200 core publications by historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, and others, as well as multimedia and Internet-based sources. Inaccurate and misleading euphemisms such as "evacuation" and "internment" have been meticulously replaced with more accurate terms like "mass removal" and "imprisonment -- changes explained and amplified in a new "Note on Terminology" which explains the movement to correct long out-dated language and refers readers to thoughtful essays on the subject by eminent scholars.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
“Yellow Peril”: Issei Pioneers and the Anti-Chinese Legacy
The Movement for Japanese Exclusion
“200 Percent” American: Emergence of the Nisei
War Hysteria. Racism, and Political Expedience
Executive Order 9066: “Military Necessity”?
Mass Removal of “All Persons of Japanese Ancestry”
Administering the Concentration Camps
Life Behind Barbed Wire
Violence and Death by Deadly Force
The Botched Loyalty Questionnaire
Nikkei Soldiers and Draft Resisters
The Wartime Supreme Court Test Cases
Release and Return
Recovery: “Model” or “Marginal” Minority?
Breaking the Silence: Nikkei Confront the Nightmare
The Movement for Redress
The Commission’s Report and Recommendations
“Military Necessity” and the Coram Nobis Cases
Epilogue
Note on Terminology
Selected
Bibliography
General Work on Japanese American History
The World War II Incarceration of Japanese Americans
Postwar Recovery and the Redress Movement
Films, Videos, and DVDs
Web Sites and the Internet
Index
Map, Documents (Executive Order 9066, and Instructions to implement Civilian Exclusion Order No. 108), and Photographs follow page

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