By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans / Edition 1

By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans / Edition 1

by Greg Robinson
     
 

On February 19, 1942, following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a fateful order that allowed for the summary removal of Japanese aliens and American citizens of Japanese descent from their West Coast homes and their incarceration under guard in camps. Amid the numerous histories and memoirs devoted to this shameful… See more details below

Overview

On February 19, 1942, following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a fateful order that allowed for the summary removal of Japanese aliens and American citizens of Japanese descent from their West Coast homes and their incarceration under guard in camps. Amid the numerous histories and memoirs devoted to this shameful event, FDR's contributions have been seen as negligible. Now, using Roosevelt's own writings, his advisors' letters and diaries, and internal government documents, Greg Robinson reveals the president's central role in making and implementing the internment and examines not only what the president did but why.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674011182
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
1,173,975
Product dimensions:
0.70(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. A Racial Fear Emerges

2. War Abroad, Suspicion at Home

3. FDR's Decision to Intern

4. Implementing an Undemocratic Policy

5. Covering a Retreat

6. Equal Justice Delayed

7. The President of All the People?

Note on Terminology

Abbreviations

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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