The Japanese American Experience During World War II

Book - 2016
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Just seventy-five years ago, the American government did something that most would consider unthinkable today: it rounded up over 100,000 of its own citizens based on nothing more than their ancestry and, suspicious of their loyalty, kept them in concentration camps for the better part of four years. How could this have happened? Uprooted takes a close look at the history of racism in America and follows the treacherous path that led one of our nation's most beloved presidents to make this decision. Meanwhile, it illuminates the history of Japan and its own struggles with racism and xenophobia, which led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, ultimately tying the two countries together.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780553509373
Branch Call Number: 940.53 Marrin
Characteristics: 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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AL_KELSEY Feb 14, 2017

This book could not have been done better. Not only is there history of Japan and their war history, but there is also the history of Japanese immigrants to the United States. Then, the bulk of this story delves into the truth behind Japanese Internment camps, and the fear our government felt, especially our president, and how that fear turns into hate and that hate breeds laws that destroy a particular people based on nothing. This book is so incredibly prevalent for our country right now, because our government already fears certain groups, and if we aren't careful, we may end up in that same situation. When we will finally learn from our past?


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