Encyclopedia of Japanese American internment
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
This book addresses the forced removal and confinement of Japanese Americans during World War II_a topic significant to all Americans, regardless of race or color.
The internment of Japanese Americans was a violation of the Constitution and its guarantee of equal protection under the law_yet it was authorized by a presidential order, given substance by an act of Congress, and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Japanese internment is a topic that we as Americans cannot afford to forget or be ignorant of. This work spotlights an important subject that is often only described in a cursory fashion in general textbooks. It provides a comprehensive, accessible treatment of the events of Japanese American internment that includes topical, event, and biographical entries; a chronology and comprehensive bibliography; and primary documents that help bring the event to life for readers and promote inquiry and critical thinking.Provides comprehensive, authoritative, concise, and clearly written information about the internment of Japanese Americans in a single volume Combines first-hand accounts by participants in this tragic and historic experience with detailed descriptions of assembly centers, concentration camps, and military and Justice Department internment camps to enable readers to imagine what being interned was like Describes historic events; examines the legal, political, and social ramifications; supplies biographies of key individuals; and discusses the significance of Japanese internment in Asian American history Serves as an effective introduction to the subject of Japanese American internment for high school and undergraduate students as well as general readers
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans -- Encyclopedias.
Japanese Americans -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
|Publisher|| Santa Barbara, California :2013
Okihiro, Gary Y.,
xlvii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN||9780313399152 (hardback : alk. paper)
0313399158 (hardback : alk. paper)