The Internment of Japanese Americans in United States History

The Internment of Japanese Americans in United States History

by David K. Fremon

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Overview

On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This act forced the United States to enter World War II and declare war on Japan, Italy, and Germany. The mood of the nation turned anti-Japanese. Widespread panic followed the attack and the government ordered thousands of Japanese Americans to be rounded up and moved into government-run internment camps. The loyalty and patriotism of these Americans was questioned, not because they were involved with the bombing, but because of their ancestry. How, in a country which professes so many freedoms, could something like this happen? In The Internment of Japanese Americans in United States History, author David K. Fremon looks at the events behind this ugly episode in American history. Highlighted are the personal accounts of many Japanese Americans who were forced to live through this difficult time. David K. Fremon has written many magazine and newspaper articles, as well as books on historical topics. Several of his books show past injustices and attempts to correct those injustices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766060685
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Series: In United States History Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.24(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

1 Japs 5

2 Aliens Ineligible for Citizenship 8

3 We Looked Like the Enemy 15

4 Why Did the Guns Point Inward? 28

5 They Were Concentration Camps 37

6 What's This Camp Coming To? 47

7 The 442nd Regiment 60

8 Their Job was to Uphold the Constitution 66

9 A Blot on the History of Our Country 73

10 We Should Pardon the Government 79

Timeline 87

Chapter Notes 89

Further Reading 94

Index 95

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