A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America

Kobo ebook | July 1, 2009

byRobinson, Greg

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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. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new und

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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. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new und

Greg Robinson, a native of New York City, is associate professor of history at l'Université du Québec à Montréal and author of By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans. Greg Robinson, a native of New York City, is associate professor of history at l'Université du Québec à Montréal and author of By Ord...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231520123

ISBN - 13:9780231520126

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Table of Contents

A Note on Terminology
Introduction
1. Background to Confinement
2. The Decision to Remove Ethnic Japanese from the West Coast
3. Removal from the West Coast and Control of Ethnic Japanese Outside
4. The Camp Experience
5. Military Service and Legal Challenges
6. The End of Confinement and the Postwar Readjustment of Issei and Nisei
7. Redress and the Bitter Heritage
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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A Tragedy of Democracy is a remarkably well-written, extensively researched, and innovatively reasoned history of internment? One wishes that this important book would appear on the shelves of every Justice Department and military lawyer.