Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites

Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites

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Confinement and Ethnicity documents in unprecedented detail the various facilities in which persons of Japanese descent living in the western United States were confined during World War II: the fifteen assembly centers run by the U.S. Army s Wartime Civil Control Administration, the ten relocation centers created by the War Relocation Authority, and the internment camps, penitentiaries, and other sites under the jurisdiction of the Justice and War Departments. Originally published as a report of the Western Archeological and Conservation Center of the National Park Service, it is now reissued in a corrected edition, with a new Foreword by Tetsuden Kashima, associate professor of American ethnic studies at the University of Washington.

Based on archival research, field visits, and interviews with former residents, Confinement and Ethnicity provides an overview of the architectural remnants, archeological features, and artifacts remaining at the various sites. Included are numerous maps, diagrams, charts, and photographs. Historic images of the sites and their inhabitants -- including several by Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams -- are combined with photographs of present-day settings, showing concrete foundations, fence posts, inmate-constructed drainage ditches, and foundations and parts of buildings, as well as inscriptions in Japanese and English written or scratched on walls and rocks. The result is a unique and poignant treasure house of information for former residents and their descendants, for Asian American and World War II historians, and for anyone interested in the facts about what the authors call these sites of shame.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295801513
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Series: Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 472
File size: 68 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

AbstractAcknowledgmentsForeword by Tetsuden KashimaSites of Shame: An IntroductionTo Undo a Mistake is Always harder Than Not to Create One OriginallyA Brief History of Japanese American Relocation During World War IIGila River Relocation Center, ArizonaGranada Relocation Center, ColoradoHeart Mountain Relocation Center, WyomingJerome Relocation Center, ArkansasManzanar Relocation Center, CaliforniaMinidoka Relocation Center, IdahoPoston Relocation Center, ArizonaRohwer Relocation Center, ArkansasTopaz Relocation Center, UtahTule Lake Relocation Center, CaliforniaCitizen Isolation Centers--Moab, Utah--Leupp, ArizonaAdditional War Relocation Authority Facilities--Antelope Springs, Utah--Cow Creek, Death Vally, California--Tulelake, CaliforniaAssembly Centers--Fresno, California--Marysville, California--Mayer, Arizona--Merced, California--Pinedale, California--Pomona, California--Portland, Oregon--Puyallup, Washington--Sacramento, California--Salinas, California--Santa Anita, California--Stockton, California--Tanforan, California--Tulare, California--Turlock, CaliforniaDepartment of Justice and U.S. Army Facilities--Temporary Detention Stations--Department of Justice Internment Camps----Crystal City Internment Cam, Texas----Kenedy Internment Center, Texas----Kooskia Internment Camp, Idaho----Fort Lincoln, North Dakota----Fort Missoula, Montana----Fort Stanton, New Mexico----Sante Fe, New Mexico----Seagoville, Texas--U.S. Army Facilities----Camp Lordsburg, New Mexico----Fort Sill, Oklahoma----Stringtown, Oklahoma----Alaska and Hawaii----Other U.S. Army SitesFederal Bureau of Prisons--Catalina Federal Honor Camp, Arizona--Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary, Kansas--McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary, WashingtonReferences CitedAppendix A: Relocation Center Drawings in Records Group 210, National Archives, Cartographic DivisionAppendix B: Tule Lake Relocation Center Drawings at the Bureau of Reclamation, Klamath Falls OfficeAppendix C: Selected Relocation Center Blueprints

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