Free To Die For Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World War II

Paperback | May 1, 2003

byEric L. Muller

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One of the Washington Post's Top Nonfiction Titles of 2001

In the spring of 1942, the federal government forced West Coast Japanese Americans into detainment camps on suspicion of disloyalty. Two years later, the government demanded even more, drafting them into the same military that had been guarding them as subversives. Most of these Americans complied, but Free to Die for Their Country is the first book to tell the powerful story of those who refused. Based on years of research and personal interviews, Eric L. Muller re-creates the emotions and events that followed the arrival of those draft notices, revealing a dark and complex chapter of America's history.

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One of the Washington Post's Top Nonfiction Titles of 2001In the spring of 1942, the federal government forced West Coast Japanese Americans into detainment camps on suspicion of disloyalty. Two years later, the government demanded even more, drafting them into the same military that had been guarding them as subversives. Most of these...

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One of the Washington Post's Top Nonfiction Titles of 2001 In 1942, the federal government forced West Coast Japanese Americans into detainment camps on suspicion of disloyalty. Two years later, it demanded even more, drafting them into the same military that had been guarding them as subversives. Most of these Americans complied, but ...

Eric L. Muller is a professor of law at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2003Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226548236

ISBN - 13:9780226548234

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Untold Patriotism
2. Uneasy Welcome
3. Injury
4. Insult to Injury
5. Reaction
6. Jails within Jails
7. A Shock to the Conscience
8. Incarceration Redux
9. Pardon?
Afterword
Notes
Index