Citizen Internees: A Second Look at Race and Citizenship in Japanese American Internment Camps

Citizen Internees: A Second Look at Race and Citizenship in Japanese American Internment Camps

by Linda L. Ivey, Kevin W. Kaatz

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Overview

Through a new collection of primary documents about Japanese internment during World War II, this book enables a broader understanding of the injustice experienced by displaced people within the United States in the 20th century.


• Enables readers to see—through primary documents comprising letters written by the internees and banker J. Elmer Moorish in Redwood City, CA—how Japanese-American citizens who were interned during World War II handled their financial affairs

• Analyzes the interactions between Japanese Americans and Anglo-Americans during a period of widespread xenophobia and racial tension in the United States

• Helps readers to better understand the important issues of citizenship and race in America during and just after World War II

• Reveals new information on the day-to-day lives of Japanese Americans while residing in internment camps located in various areas of the United States

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440837005
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/27/2017
Pages: 277
Sales rank: 776,860
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Linda L. Ivey, PhD, is associate professor of history at California State University, East Bay.

Kevin W. Kaatz, PhD, is assistant professor of history at California State University, East Bay.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part 1 The Idea of the Citizen Internee

Chapter 1 Citizen Internees 3

Chapter 2 History of the Japanese and Anti-Japanese Sentiment in California 15

Chapter 3 Planning for Relocation and the Protection of Properly 33

Chapter 4 The Move to Tanforan 59

Chapter 5 The Move to Topaz 79

Chapter 6 Citizenship Restored? Joining the Army, Going Home 121

Part 2 The Banker and His Documents

Chapter 7 What Morrish Was Doing during This Period (Transcribed Letters) 143

Original Letters with Annotations 181

Epilogue: History of Morrish 263

Bibliography 267

Index 273

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