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During World War II, over 120,000 Japanese Americans were removed and confined for four years in sixteen camps located throughout the western half of the United States. Yet the internment of Japanese Americans in concentration camps remains a largely unknown episode of World War II history. Indeed, many of the internees themselves do not wish to speak of it, even to their own family members. In these selections, Alice Yang Murray invites students to investigate this event and to review and challenge the conventional interpretations of its significance. The selections explore the U.S. government's role in planning and carrying out the removal and internment of thousands of citizens, resident aliens, and foreign nationals, and the ways in which Japanese Americans coped with or resisted their removal and incarceration.
About the Author :
Alice Yang Murray has contributed to What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean? as an author.
Murray is at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Roger Daniels has contributed to What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean? as an author. Roger Daniels is Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1961 and is a past president of both the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. He has written widely about Asian Americans and immigration. Among his most recent books are "Not Like Us: Immigrants and Minorities in America, 1890-1924"; "Debating American Immigration, 1882-Present" (with Otis Graham); and "American Immigration: A Student Companion".
|Title:||What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean?||Publisher:||Bedford Books|
|Author:||Alice Yang Murray, Roger Daniels, Peter H Irons|
|No. of Pages:||163|
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