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The Resource A tragedy of democracy : Japanese confinement in North America, Greg Robinson

A tragedy of democracy : Japanese confinement in North America, Greg Robinson

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A tragedy of democracy : Japanese confinement in North America
Title
A tragedy of democracy
Title remainder
Japanese confinement in North America
Statement of responsibility
Greg Robinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U.S. history. The author not only offers a new understanding of these events but also studies them within a larger time frame and from a transnational perspective. Drawing on newly discovered material, he provides a backstory of confinement that reveals for the first time the extent of the American government's surveillance of Japanese communities in the years leading up to war and the construction of what officials termed "concentration camps" for enemy aliens. He also considers the aftermath of confinement, including the place of Japanese Americans in postwar civil rights struggles, the long movement by former camp inmates for redress, and the continuing role of the camps as touchstones for nationwide commemoration and debate. This book analyzes official policy toward West Coast Japanese Americans within a North American context. The author studies confinement on the mainland alongside events in wartime Hawaii, where fears of Japanese Americans justified Army dictatorship, suspension of the Constitution, and the imposition of military tribunals. He similarly reads the treatment of Japanese Americans against Canada's confinement of 22,000 citizens and residents of Japanese ancestry from British Columbia. The book also recounts the expulsion of almost 5,000 Japanese from Mexico's Pacific Coast and the story of the Japanese Latin Americans who were kidnapped from their homes and interned in the United States. Approaching Japanese confinement as a continental and international phenomenon, the author offers a kaleidoscopic understanding of its genesis and outcomes
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Greg
Dewey number
940.53/1773
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.8.A6
LC item number
R64 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japanese
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Pacific States
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Weltkrieg <1939-1945>
Label
A tragedy of democracy : Japanese confinement in North America, Greg Robinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background to confinement -- The decision to remove ethnic Japanese from the West Coast -- Removal from the West Coast and control of ethnic Japanese outside -- The camp experience -- Military service and legal challenges -- The end of confinement and the postwar readjustment of Issei and Nisei -- Redress and the bitter heritage
Control code
273823712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780231520126
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2008049150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)273823712
Label
A tragedy of democracy : Japanese confinement in North America, Greg Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background to confinement -- The decision to remove ethnic Japanese from the West Coast -- Removal from the West Coast and control of ethnic Japanese outside -- The camp experience -- Military service and legal challenges -- The end of confinement and the postwar readjustment of Issei and Nisei -- Redress and the bitter heritage
Control code
273823712
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780231520126
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2008049150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)273823712

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