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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More proof that good things can come in small packages, this volume—along with two others—kicks off the publisher's ``Critical Issues'' series (consulting editor: Eric Foner), in which experts ... Read full review

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Many books have been written about the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II, an injustice prompted not by military necessity but by political and racial motivations. The purpose of ... 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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