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Justice at war

Author: Peter H Irons
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1993.
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Justice at War irrevocably alters the reader's perception of one of the most disturbing events in U.S. history--the internment during World War II of American citizens of Japanese descent. Peter Irons' exhaustive research has uncovered a government campaign of suppression, alteration, and destruction of crucial evidence that could have persuaded the Supreme Court to strike down the internment order. Irons documents  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Irons
ISBN: 0520083121 9780520083127
OCLC Number: 26855939
Notes: Subtitle on cover: The story of the Japanese American internment cases.
Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1983.
Description: xiii, 415 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "Let's not get rattled" --
"An American citizen is an American citizen" --
"Be as reasonable as you can" --
"Am I an American or not?" --
"We don't intend to trim our sails" --
"We could have you inducted" --
"These cases should be dismissed" --
"The suppression of evidence" --
"Something worthy of the Torah" --
"No longer any military necessity" --
"The printing stopped at about noon" --
"The court has blown up" --
"Watergate hadn't happened yet" --
Epilogue : "This was the case of a lifetime."
Responsibility: Peter Irons.
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Justice at War irrevocably alters the reader's perception of one of the most disturbing events in U.S. history--the internment during World War II of American citizens of Japanese descent. Peter Irons' exhaustive research has uncovered a government campaign of suppression, alteration, and destruction of crucial evidence that could have persuaded the Supreme Court to strike down the internment order. Irons documents the debates that took place before the internment order and the legal response during and after the internment. - Publisher.

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