Years Of Infamy / Edition 1

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In the early part of World War II, 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned in relocation centers. Manzanar, the first of ten such concentration camps, was bounded by barbed wire and guard towers, confining 10,000 persons, the majority being American citizens. May the injustices and humiliation suffered here as a result of hysteria, racism and economic exploitation never emerge again.
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Editorial Reviews

Very detailed, nightmarish account... painstakingly vivid portrayal of what could be the most grotesque and saddest chapter in our two—century history... terrible testimonial to a monumental wrong.
El Paso Herald—Post
Replete with incriminating documents which verify... events which led to... American concentration camps.... The documentation... is so complete as to allow no other definition.... The grim reality bursts forth from every page.
The New York Times
Fascinating and shattering... extraordinary history.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Originally published in 1976, this expanded edition of the history of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII features additional resource guides. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295974842
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 1,078,803
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 21
Acknowledgments 23
Introduction 27
1 The Secret Munson Report 33
2 Hostages 54
3 "So the Army Could Handle the Japs" 67
4 Outcasts 76
5 Reentry into America 93
6 "Dear Mr. President" 103
7 Storm Warnings 111
8 Loyalty - Disloyalty 134
9 Tule Lake 156
App. 1 Knox Demand for Wholesale Internment of Hawaiian Japanese 174
App. 2 Addendum, March 11, 1942, to J. C. S. 11, February 12, 1942, Adopted by the Joint U. S. Chiefs of Staff on March 9, 1942 175
App. 3 Distribution of Japanese Relief Goods Received on Exchange Ship M. S. Gripsholm on December 1, 1943 176
App. 4 Surveillance Behind Barbed Wire 178
App. 5 Censorship of Relocation Center Publications 180
App. 6 Presidential Proclamation No. 2655 181
App. 7 Selected Documents Relating to Hostage-Reserve Project 182
App. 8 Memorandum to Cordell Hull: Postwar Deportation of Japanese Americans Discussed in Relation to Possible Measures to Be Pursued by Canada 190
App. 9 Army Warning to Governor Earl Warren that Returnees Must Be Allowed Safe Return 192
App. 10 Jay Franklin's Covering Memorandum; Naval Communication Service Memorandum 194
App. 11 Leave Clearance Interview Questions 196
App. 12 Convinced that Pending High Court Cases Would Be Lost, Biddle Refuses to Prosecute on the Basis of Executive Order 9066 200
10 The Stockade 202
11 To Liberate or Not to Liberate 217
12 Renunciation 229
13 Native American Aliens 249
14 Epilogue 266
Redress Update 281
Notes 283
Dramatis Personae 327
Bibliography 331
Index 343
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2000

    america's concentration camps

    Why did the United States go to such extreme measures in the internment of Japanese Americans? What are the reasons that provoked this action that is now known as the most widely condemned action of in United State's history? Was this internment a result of military necessity or racial prejudice? What were the conditions of these camps and how were the Japanese treated? All of these answers are found in the book America's Concentration Camps. The book is a definite source of information about the harsh realities occurring in the U.S. during the 1940's. It includes interesting facts and discusses possible answers to many unsolved questions. Allan Bosworth presented the shocking truth about the internment of Japanese Americans in the United States. The book is one that presents the reader with many details and has shocking depth. Over all, America's concentration Camps is a very interesting book.

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