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 (Critical Issue)

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

Contents

The Politics of Incarceration 19411942
22
Life Behind Barbed Wire 19421946
49
Return to Freedom 19421946
72
Rehabilitation and Redress 19431990
88
Could It Happen Again?
107
An Essay in Photographs
123
Suggestions for Further Reading
139
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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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