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Author Weglyn, Michi, 1926-

Title Years of infamy : the untold story of America's concentration camps / Michi Nishiura Weglyn ; with an introduction by James A. Michener.

Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.53089956 WEGL    AVAILABLE
Edition Updated ed., 1st University of Washington Press ed.
Physical description 351 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-342) and index.
Contents 1. The Secret Munson Report -- 2. Hostages -- 3. "So the Army Could Handle the Japs" -- 4. Outcasts -- 5. Reentry into America -- 6. "Dear Mr. President" -- 7. Storm Warnings -- 8. Loyalty - Disloyalty -- 9. Tule Lake -- App. 1 Knox Demand for Wholesale Internment of Hawaiian Japanese -- App. 2 Addendum, March 11, 1942, to J. C. S. 11, February 12, 1942, Adopted by the Joint U. S. Chiefs of Staff on March 9, 1942 -- App. 3 Distribution of Japanese Relief Goods Received on Exchange Ship M. S. Gripsholm on December 1, 1943 -- App. 4 Surveillance Behind Barbed Wire -- App. 5 Censorship of Relocation Center Publications -- App. 6 Presidential Proclamation No. 2655 -- App. 7 Selected Documents Relating to Hostage-Reserve Project -- App. 8 Memorandum to Cordell Hull: Postwar Deportation of Japanese Americans Discussed in Relation to Possible Measures to Be Pursued by Canada -- App. 9 Army Warning to Governor Earl Warren that Returnees Must Be Allowed Safe Return.
App. 10 Jay Franklin's Covering Memorandum; Naval Communication Service Memorandum -- App. 11 Leave Clearance Interview Questions -- App. 12 Convinced that Pending High Court Cases Would Be Lost, Biddle Refuses to Prosecute on the Basis of Executive Order 9066 -- 10. The Stockade -- 11. To Liberate or Not to Liberate -- 12. Renunciation -- 13. Native American Aliens -- 14. Epilogue.
Summary In the early part of World War II, 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were interned in relocation centers. Manzanar, the first of ten such concentration camps, was bounded by barbed wire and guard towers, confining 10,000 persons, the majority being American citizens. May the injustices and humiliation suffered here as a result of hysteria, racism and economic exploitation never emerge again.
Subject Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
ISBN 0295974842 (alk. paper)