Prejudice, War And The Constitution / Edition 1

Prejudice, War And The Constitution / Edition 1

by Jacobus tenBroek, Floyd W. Matson, Edward N. Barnhart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520012623

ISBN-13: 9780520012622

Pub. Date: 05/21/2009

Publisher: University of California Press


During World War II, 110,000 citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry were banished from their homes and confined behind barbed wire for two and a half years. This comprehensive work surveys the historical origins, political characteristics, and legal consequences of that calamitous episode. The authors describe the myths and suspicions about Orientals on

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During World War II, 110,000 citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry were banished from their homes and confined behind barbed wire for two and a half years. This comprehensive work surveys the historical origins, political characteristics, and legal consequences of that calamitous episode. The authors describe the myths and suspicions about Orientals on the West Coast and trace the influence of racial bigotry in the evacuation and in the court cases growing out of it. A theory is advanced to account for the administrative and legal decisions which initiated and concluded this calamity. Finally, the authors analyze the principal constitutional issues involved in the evacuation and their implications for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520012622
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/21/2009
Series:
Campus ; 150
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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