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Amache: The Story Of Japanese Internment In Colorado During World War Ii
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, forcing the evacuation of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans from the West Coast to "settlement camps" inland. The unethical dislocation of so many lives has been documented in several poplular books, but none, until now, have focussed on the internment camp known as Amache, located on the ...more
Published December 29th 2003 by Taylor Trade Publishing
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I learned a lot from this comprehensive study of the Amache Internment Camp. Includes photos and descriptions of the camp layout, providing an understanding of the general day-to-day experience of the internees, as well as many personal stories before, during, and after. Because the camp was hastily torn down soon after the war ended and, in my experience, not that many people are aware of its existence, this is an invaluable reference. This was written shortly after 9/11, and the author makes ...more
Still reading this one, selected after a trip to Amache where my mother worked during WWII. After first reading a couple of books on the internment camps by Lillian Baker and feeling that something was amiss, this book tells, as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story. I would love to buy this book for my mom, but it's out of print. Anybody know where I can get one?