Part of Hill and Wang's Critical Issues Series and well established on college reading lists, PRISONERS WITHOUT TRIAL presents a concise introduction to a shameful chapter in American history: the incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. With a revised final chapter and expanded recommended readings, Roger Daniels's updated edition examines a tragic event in our nation's past and thoughtfully asks if it could happen again.
About the Author
Roger Daniels, the author of Guarding the Golden Door, is a renowned expert on Asian American and immigration history, was a consultant to the commission that recommended redress, and has served on the History Advisory Board for the Ellis Island Immigration Museum since its inception.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Revised Edition||xi|
|1||Background for a Roundup, 1850-1941||3|
|2||The Politics of Incarceration, 1941-1942||22|
|3||Life Behind Barbed Wire, 1942-1946||49|
|4||Return to Freedom, 1942-1946||72|
|5||Rehabilitation and Redress, 1943-1990||88|
|6||Could It Happen Again?||107|
|7||Epilogue: Since 1990||115|
|An Essay in Photographs||123|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||139|