The Japanese American Experience During World War IIBook - 2016
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
Branch Call Number: 940.53 Marrin
Characteristics: 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm