Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of Americas Concentration Camps

Paperback | April 1, 1996

byMichi Nishiura WeglynIntroduction byJames A. Michener

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A Japanese-American survivor of American internment camps during WWII chronicles the attitudes, events, and key figures involved in the creation of the camps, and describes everyday life in the camps, and riots and resistance. Includes numerous documents and b&w photos. First published in 1976, this edition contains additional documents such as transcripts of conversations and memos, and supplementary information on legal victories and bibliographic material. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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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 hy...

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A Japanese-American survivor of American internment camps during WWII chronicles the attitudes, events, and key figures involved in the creation of the camps, and describes everyday life in the camps, and riots and resistance. Includes numerous documents and b&w photos. First published in 1976, this edition contains additional document...

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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 hy...

James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 1 × 1 × 0.81 inPublished:April 1, 1996Publisher:University Of Washington Press

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ISBN - 10:0295974842

ISBN - 13:9780295974842

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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.

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Certainly the most thoroughly documented account of WWII Japanese American internment...Behind the claim of ‘military necessity’ Weglyn points to the U.S. desire for a ‘barter reserve’—-i.e. hostages of war. Also discussed is the little known fact that Japanese nationals from... Latin American countries were exported to the U.S...Formidable. - Kirkus ReviewsA conscience—wrenching book of major significance. - Mike Mansfield, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan