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The colonel and the pacifist : Karl Bendetsen, Perry Saito, and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II

Author: Klancy Clark De Nevers
Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Executive Order 9066. In February 1942, ten weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt put his signature to a piece of paper that allowed the forced removal of Americans of Japanese ancestry from their West Coast homes, and their incarceration in makeshift camps. Those are the facts. But two faces emerge from behind these facts: Karl R. Bendetsen, the Army major who was promoted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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De Nevers, Klancy Clark.
Colonel and the pacifist.
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607350624
Named Person: Karl R Bendetsen; Perry Hitoshi Saito; Karl R Bendetsen; Perry Hitoshi Saito; Perry Hitoshi Saito; Karl R Bendetsen
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Klancy Clark De Nevers
ISBN: 0874807891 9780874807899 0874807883 9780874807882
OCLC Number: 54096373
Description: xv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: One man makes a difference --
Hometown --
1981: revisionism or redress? --
Bird of passage --
Karl R. Bendetsen: from hometown to nation's capital --
The Japanese question --
Specters of fear --
Tightening the noose --
Taking full charge --
Incarceration --
A painful time --
Tule Lake, June 1942 --
Loyalty crisis --
Sincere conscientious objectors to war --
The struggle for justice --
"A little Hitler" --
Stories told in the 1970s --
Legacy of history --
Epilogue: My quest.
Responsibility: Klancy Clark de Nevers ; foreword by Roger Daniels.
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Tells the story of Japanese-American internment during World War II from the perspective of two very different people: the Army colonel in charge of the relocations and a young student who was  Read more...

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