The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps

The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps

by Deborah Ann Kent




Before World War II, Japanese Americans had created tight-knit neighborhoods, many becoming American citizens. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the United States government used its power and authority to force Japanese Americans to live under guard in internment camps surrounded by barbed wire. Despite this, their strong culture and heritage helped them survive the harsh conditions of the camps and the humiliation they felt from being under suspicion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766027978
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Series: From Many Cultures, One History Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.07(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

Table of Contents

Prison of Fear     5
Strangers From a Far Country     13
Presidential Orders     30
Behind Barbed Wire     49
Worlds Apart     69
The Long Way Home     85
Healing and Hope     98
Timeline     112
Chapter Notes     115
Glossary     122
Further Reading     124
Internet Addresses     125
Index     126

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