Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress

Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress

by Alice Murray
     
 


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.See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804745345
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
12/13/2007
Series:
Asian America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction: Historians, Objectivity, and the Politics of Knowledge Production     1
The History of "Military Necessity" and the Justification for Internment     15
Dillon S. Myer and the WRA's History of "Relocation, Reintegration, and Rehabilitation"     52
"We Pledge Our Fullest Cooperation": A History of Loyalty and Patriotism in the Japanese American Citizens League     103
The History of "Helpful" Administrative Advisers and "Objective" Researchers Within the Camps     140
The Resurrection of the History of Internment in the 1960s and 1970s     185
America's "Concentration Camps": Revisionist Histories and Activism in the 1960s and 1970s     232
"Three Strands Woven into a Single Fabric": Japanese American History and the Struggle to Obtain Redress     287
Multiple Histories of Internment and the Passage of Redress Legislation     333
Representations of Internment in Art and Media, and the Lessons of History     382
Epilogue: The Legacy of Japanese American Internment and Redress     435
Notes     455
Bibliography     529
Index     569

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