Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment
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Description: Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internmentis the first comprehensive course book that provides critical examination ofthe Asian-American legal experience, and the legal, social and ethicalramifications of the internment of Japanese- Americans during World WarII and the successful reparations movement of the 1980s. Appropriate fora diverse set of law school and non-legal courses, it supplementscarefully contextualized case law and social policies with dramatic oralhistories, essays, commentary and photographs sure to stimulate classdiscussion.The Second Edition represents a substantial revision of theoriginal course book. Several new chapters expressly link theJapanese-American internment cases and redress to the civil libertiesand national security issues raised post-9/11, making Asian-Americanlegal history even more relevant to significant contemporarycontroversies. Other key updates to first edition material include aneven more comprehensive Overview Chapter and the addition of recentscholarly and judicial treatment of the World War II and coram nobisinternment cases.Features:;The only course book that covers Asian-American legal historyand reparations.Accessible, multidisciplinary approach appeals to scholars,students and instructors of ethnic studies, history, sociology, aswell as law and legal studies.Contextualizes internment and reparations to facilitateunderstanding of what happened and why, including anoverview chapter with key details and timelines.Examines how social policy and politics both enabled andconstrained legal decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.Discusses “headline” topics, such as redress forgovernmental misconduct and the national security implicationsof the Japanese-American experience.Provocative oral histories, litigation documents, photographs,essays and commentary that enrich class discussion ofjudicial decisions.Flexible, modular organization accommodates the focus andinterests of different courses and instructors.Authors’ website provides updates and additionalinformation.Comprehensive teacher’s manual provides additionalbackground material and guidance on how to use the book for differentlaw school courses, including civil procedure, constitutional law,and national security law – as well as courses offered outsideof law schools.The Second Edition has been substantially revised with new chaptersand updated material, including:An even more comprehensive overview chapter covering the text’slarger themes and significant legal specifics.Completely new chapters replace old ones to expressly linkthe internment cases and Japanese-American redress topost-9/11national security/civil liberties issues and to U.S.and International Reparations/Reconciliation.Updated material on scholarly and judicial treatment of the WorldWar II and coram nobis internment cases. ;
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Aspen Pub
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Summary of Contents|
|History and Context|
|The Internment Cases|
|The Internment Camps|
|The Coram Nobis Cases|
|Japanese American Internment Redress: The President and Congress|
|Social Justice Implications of Internment Redress|
|National Securities And Civil Liberties Implications Post-9/11|
|Judicial Scrutiny and Government Accountability: The Korematsu Amicus Brief in Rasul v. Bush|