Defining Moments in American History: Japanese-American Internment during World War II

Editor/Author Becker, Peggy Daniels
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $54.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $81.00
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1333-5
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 49
Book Status: Available
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Defining Moments: Japanese-American Internment during World War II provides a detailed and authoritative overview of internment, one of the most controversial aspects of Americas otherwise triumphant intervention in World War II.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Japanese-American Internment during World War II
  • Narrative Overview
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One: Japanese Immigration to the United States
  • Chapter Two: World War II and the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Chapter Three: The War Relocation Authority
  • Chapter Four: Life in the Camps
  • Chapter Five: Paths to Freedom
  • Chapter Six: Returning Home
  • Chapter Seven: The Legacy of Japanese-American Internment
  • Biographies
  • Clara Breed (1906-1994) Librarian Who Corresponded with Japanese-American Children during Internment
  • John L. DeWitt (1880-1962) U.S. Army Lieutenant General and Western Defense Commander during World War II
  • Gordon Hirabayashi (1918-2012) Civil Rights Activist Who Challenged Internment during World War II
  • Daniel K. Inouye (1924-2012) World War II Veteran and U.S. Senator from Hawaii
  • Saburo Kido (1902-1977) President of the Japanese American Citizens League during World War II
  • Fred Korematsu (1919-2005) Activist Who Challenged Japanese-American Internment during World War II
  • Mike Masaoka (1915-1991) National Secretary of the Japanese American Citizens League during World War II
  • Kazuo Masuda (1918-1944) World War II Veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team
  • Dillon S. Myer (1891-1982) Director of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) President of the United States during World War II
  • Minoru Yasui (1916-1986) Activist Who Challenged Internment of Japanese Americans during World War II
  • Primary Sources
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt's “Day of Infamy” Speech
  • Pearl Harbor Changes the World of a Young Japanese-American Girl
  • A College Student Recalls Fear and Uncertainty after Pearl Harbor
  • Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt Urges Japanese Evacuation of the Pacific Coast
  • Executive Order 9066 Paves the Way for Internment
  • The Evacuation Order for All Persons of Japanese Ancestry
  • The Japanese American Citizens League Supports Evacuation Orders
  • A Young Mother's Nightmarish Experience of Evacuation and Internment
  • A Sixth-Grader Describes Her Arrival at Manzanar
  • Bitterness and Disillusionment at Poston
  • A Young Internee Provides a Glimpse of Life in Poston
  • Report on the Work of the War Relocation Authority
  • The War Department Ends the Internment Program
  • President Ford Officially Terminates Executive Order 9066
  • Civil Liberties Act of 1988
  • The United States Formally Apologizes to Internees
  • Former Internee George Takei Remembers Camp Rohwer
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Bibliography
  • Photo and Illustration Credits