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American inquisition : the hunt for Japanese American disloyalty in World War II

Autor Eric L Muller
Vydavatel: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.
Edice: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
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"When the U.S. government forced 70,000 American citizens of Japanese ancestry into internment camps in 1942, it created administrative tribunals to pass judgment on which of those citizens were loyal and which were disloyal. In American Inquisition, Eric Muller relates the untold story of how military and civilian bureaucrats judged these tens of thousands of American citizens during wartime." "Some citizens were  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: History
Doplňující formát: Online version:
Muller, Eric L.
American inquisition.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2007
(OCoLC)607707344
Typ materiálu: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Eric L Muller
ISBN: 9780807831731 0807831735
OCLC číslo: 86110062
Poznámky: "A Caravan book"--T.p. verso.
Popis: 197 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Obsahy: 1. Introduction --
2. Japanese Americans before the war --
3. Presumed loyal, presumed disloyal --
4. Pressures on the presumption of disloyalty --
5. The loyalty questionnaires of 1943 --
6. Processing loyalty at the Japanese American Joint Board --
7. Processing loyalty at the Provost Marshal General's office --
8. Processing loyalty at the war relocation authority --
9. Processing loyalty at the western defense command --
10. Defending (and distorting) loyalty adjudication in court --
11. Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Název edice: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Odpovědnost: Eric L. Muller.
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