Japanese Americans and World War II : mass removal, imprisonment, and redress
- Donald Teruo Hata and Nadine Ishitani Hata.
- 4th ed.
- Wheeling, Ill. : Harlan Davidson, Inc., c2011.
- Physical description
- x, 92 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-87) and index.
- Preface and Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 "Yellow Peril": Issei Pioneers and the Anti-Chinese Legacy 3 The Movement for Japanese Exclusion 6 "200 Percent" American: Emergence of the Nisei 9 War Hysteria. Racism, and Political Expedience 12 Executive Order 9066: "Military Necessity"? 15 Mass Removal of "All Persons of Japanese Ancestry" 18 Administering the Concentration Camps 21 Life Behind Barbed Wire 23 Violence and Death by Deadly Force 26 The Botched Loyalty Questionnaire 29 Nikkei Soldiers and Draft Resisters 32 The Wartime Supreme Court Test Cases 35 Release and Return 38 Recovery: "Model" or "Marginal" Minority? 42 Breaking the Silence: Nikkei Confront the Nightmare 44 The Movement for Redress 48 The Commission's Report and Recommendations 51 "Military Necessity" and the Coram Nobis Cases 53 Epilogue 55 Note on Terminology 68 Selected Bibliography 69 General Work on Japanese American History 69 The World War II Incarceration of Japanese Americans 72 Postwar Recovery and the Redress Movement 83 Films, Videos, and DVDs 84 Web Sites and the Internet 86 Index 88 Map, Documents (Executive Order 9066, and Instructions to implement Civilian Exclusion Order No. 108), and Photographs follow page 56.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Like its predecessors, this fourth edition of Japanese Americans and World War II is intended as a succinct and affordable supplement to history and political science texts that minimize or neglect the Nikkei (Japanese American) experience in World War II. As was hoped, the first two editions of this publication found an enthusiastic reception by instructors and students alike at the high school, community college, and university level. In addition, the expanded third edition found a new readership beyond the classroom, in members of and visitors to museums, such as the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles, and interpretive centers at former concentration camp sites administered by the National Park Service at Manzanar, Tule Lake, and others (some in progress). In response to the supportive and constructive feedback of students, instructors, and lay readers, we at Harlan Davidson undertook a bold and sweeping redesign of the third edition that saw our well-loved little "pamphlet" become an attractive but still highly affordable book that, in addition to taking the narrative completely up to date, has been thoroughly re-edited and expanded further to include photographs, key documents, and an enhanced multidisciplinary bibliography of 200 core publications by historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, and others, as well as multimedia and Internet-based sources. Inaccurate and misleading euphemisms such as "evacuation" and "internment" have been meticulously replaced with more accurate terms like "mass removal" and "imprisonment--changes explained and amplified in a new "Note on Terminology, " which explains the movement to correct long out-dated language and refers readers to thoughtful essays on the subject by eminent scholars.
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- Publication date
- Title Variation
- Japanese Americans and World War Two
- Japanese Americans and World War 2
- 9780882952796 (paper)
- 088295279X (paper)