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A tragedy of democracy : Japanese confinement in North America

Author: Greg Robinson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U.S. history. The author not only offers a new understanding of these events but also studies them within a larger time frame and from a transnational perspective. Drawing on newly discovered material, he provides a backstory  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Robinson
ISBN: 9780231129220 023112922X 9780231129237 0231129238 9780231520126 0231520123
OCLC Number: 273823712
Description: viii, 397 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Background to confinement --
The decision to remove ethnic Japanese from the West Coast --
Removal from the West Coast and control of ethnic Japanese outside --
The camp experience --
Military service and legal challenges --
The end of confinement and the postwar readjustment of Issei and Nisei --
Redress and the bitter heritage.
Other Titles: Japanese confinement in North America
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The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S.  Read more...

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tour de force Nichi Bei Times 7/30/2009 Robinson deftly merges the Pacific Rim experience into one coherent magnum opus. -- Wayne Maeda Nichi Bei Times 7/30/2009 A superb history about one of the Read more...

 
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