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Concentration Camps USA: Japanese Americans and World War II (Berkshire studies in history. Berkshire studies in minority history)

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Paperback, 188 pages
Published February 1st 1980 by Holt Rinehart & Winston (first published January 1st 1971)
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Sarah Crawford
Feb 21, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it it was amazing
"...the legal atrocity which was committed against the Japanese Americans was the logical outgrowth of over three centuries of American experience, an experience which taught Americans to regard the United States as a white man's country in which nonwhites ‘had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.'"


The quote-within-a-quote portion was from Chief Justice Roger B. Taney 1857 in Dred Scot v. Sanford.


The book then goes into the history of discrimination against Orientals in Californi
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sdw
Aug 07, 2007 sdw rated it liked it
Recommends it for: American history, Japanese American internment
If you know little about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, Roger Daniels’s Concentration Camps USA is a good place to start. Even if you are familiar with the literature, Daniels work is frequently enough cited that it is worth reading the original. Daniels book manages to touch on the majority of important themes within the history of internment, from the question of responsibility (why did internment happen? Whose fault was it?) to the draft resistance at Heart Mountai ...more
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Oct 30, 2015 Lisa rated it liked it
A fairly thorough account of the causes of the interment and its execution. He gives cursory treatment to the court cases, but spends lots of time to the explanation for internment and loyalty questionnaire.
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Apr 22, 2008 Ram rated it liked it
I mean, it was a'ite, but "concentration camp" is ahistorical and just plain incorrect. Sorry, Rog.
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A past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era as well as the Immigration History Society, Roger Daniels is the Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cincinnati. He served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians and is a planning committee member for the immigration ...more
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