Japanese Americans: From Relocation to Redress, Revised Edition

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Sandra C. Taylor, Harry H. L. Kitano
University of Washington Press, May 1, 2013 - Social Science - 264 pages
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This revised and expanded edition of Japanese Americans: From Relocation to Redress presents the most complete and current published account of the Japanese American experience from the evacuation order of World War II to the public policy debate over redress and reparations. A chronology and comprehensive overview of the Japanese American experience by Roger Daniels are underscored by first person accounts of relocations by Bill Hosokawa, Toyo Suyemoto Kawakami, Barry Saiki, Take Uchida, and others, and previously undescribed events of the interment camps for "enemy aliens" by John Culley and Tetsuden Kashima. The essays bring us up to the U.S. government’s first redress payments, made forty eight years after the incarceration of Japanese Americans began.

The combined vision of editors Roger Daniels, Sandra C. Taylor, and Harry H. L. Kitano in pulling together disparate aspects of the Japanese American experience results in a landmark volume in the wrenching experiment of American democracy.

 

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Contents

Relocation Redress and the Report A Historical Appraisal
3
PREWAR JAPANESE AMERICA
11
Introduction Roger Daniels
12
The Uprooting of My Two Communities
15
The Uprooting of Seattle
18
LIFE IN THE CAMPS
21
Introduction
22
Rough and Broken Shards
27
Introduction
132
The Hawaii Experience
135
The Japanese Canadians and World War II
139
The LatinAmerican Japanese and World War II
142
EFFECTS OF INCARCERATION ANALYZED
147
Introduction
148
The Effects of the Evacuation on the Japanese Americans
151
Psychological Effects of the Camps on Japanese Americans
159

An Issei Internees Experiences
31
The Difficult Role of an Applied Anthropologist
33
A Teacher at Topaz
38
The Impact of Incarceration on the Education of Nisei Schoolchildren
44
Enemy Alien Japanese
52
The Santa Fe Internment Camp and the Justice Department Program for Enemy Aliens
57
The Forced Migrations of West Coast
72
REACTIONS TO THE CAMPS
75
Introduction
76
Racial Nativism and Origins of Japanese American Relocation
79
Congressional Opinion and War Relocation 1943
88
The Relocated Japanese Americans
92
Delta High School Students Look at Topaz
99
Japanese Americans in Idaho
103
Relocated Japanese Americans The Case of Wyoming
112
Seattles Peace Churches and Relocation
117
The Christian Churches and the Relocation of the Japanese During World War II
123
Incarceration Elsewhere
131
Questions and Perspectives
163
The Concentration Camps and Japanese Economic Losses in California Agriculture 19001942
168
A Reexamination of the Japanese Exclusion Cases 194344
176
THE REDRESS MOVEMENT
187
Introduction
188
The Japanese American Citizens League and the Struggle for Redress
191
Redress as a Movement Towards Enfranchisement
196
Coram Nobis and Redress
200
The Case for Compensation to Japanese Americans Imprisoned During World War II
203
Negative Reactions to Redress
211
Letters from John J McCloy and Karl R Bendetsen
213
REDRESS ACHIEVED
217
Introduction
219
Appendix
225
Supplementary Bibliography
233
Index
235
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Page 5 - The broad historical causes which shaped these decisions were race prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership. Widespread ignorance of Japanese Americans contributed to a policy conceived in haste and executed in an atmosphere of fear and anger at Japan. A grave injustice was done to American citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry who, without individual review or any probative evidence against them, were excluded, removed and detained by the United States during World...

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Sandra C. Taylor is Professor of History at the University of Utah. She is the author of "Advocate of Understanding: Sidney L. Gulick and the Search for Peace with Japan" (1984) and the co-editor of "Japanese Americans: From Relocation to Redress" (1986).

Kitano is professor emeritus of social welfare and sociology at UCLA.

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