Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 2004 - History - 162 pages
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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.

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Review: Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II

User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

A brief evaluation of American internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The author addresses the history of anti-Asian racism starting in the mid-1800s as well as reasons for the ... Read full review

Review: Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II (Critical Issue)

User Review  - Lauriann - Goodreads

This book gives a clear chronology of the events that led up to internment to the final redress payments a couple of years ago. It also shows how racism and xenophobia from the 19th century caused the ... Read full review


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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.

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