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Historical memories of the Japanese American internment and the struggle for redress

Author: Alice Yang Murray
Publisher: Stanfor : Stanford university press, 2008.
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This book explores how the politics of memory and history affected representations of the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II and the passage of redress legislation in 1988.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Yang Murray
ISBN: 9780804745345 080474534X
OCLC Number: 963496946
Description: XV, 590 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: <pre> Contents Introduction 1 The History of "Military Necessity" and the Justification of Internment 2 Dillon S. Myer and the WRA's History of "Relocation, Reintegration and Rehabilitation" 3 "We Pledge Our Fullest Cooperation": the Japanese American Citizens League's History of Loyalty and Patriotism 4 The History of "Helpful" Administrative Advisers and "Objective" Researchers Within the Camps 5 The Resurrection of the History of Internment in the 1960s and 1970s 6 America's "Concentration Camps": Revisionist Histories and Japanese American Activism in the late 1960s and 1970s 7 "Three Strands Woven into the Same Fabric": Japanese American History and the Struggle to Obtain Redress 8 Multiple Histories of Internment and the Passage of Redress Legislation 9 Internment Exhibits, Monuments, Films, and the Lessons of History Epilogue: The Legacy of Japanese American Internment and Redress Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Alice Yang Murray.

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"By weaving the story of the JACL and other groups and individuals through nine chapters and six decades, Yang Murray illuminated the ever-changing historical reverberations of this singular event Read more...

 
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