American Concentration Camps Volumes 1-9 Collection

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ddr-densho-372

The documents printed here in these nine volumes trace and explicate not only the decision to submit a whole people to internal exile but also delineate the execution and modification of the policy during the course of the war. The documents were drawn largely from the archives of the government department chiefly responsible, the War department, and from the archives of the United States Army. The documents were selected from literally tens of thousands of sheets of paper which document the government's role. The basic arrangement of the documents is chronological, although a number of separate matters were treated topically.

c. 1989

c. 1989

9 books, each 8.75W x 11.25H

Densho

Courtesy of Roger Daniels, Densho

9 Objects

American Concentration Camps VOLUME 1  July, 1940- December 31, 1941 (ddr-densho-372-1)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 1 July, 1940- December 31, 1941 (ddr-densho-372-1)
Volume 1 divides into three sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: The first section contains archival documents regarding pre-Pearl Harbor materials that deal largely with discussion between the War and the Justice Departments over responsibilities for enemy aliens in case of war and with internal Army documents about construction of ...
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 2 January 1, 1942- February 19, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-2)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 2 January 1, 1942- February 19, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-2)
Volume 2 divides into two sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: The first section features archival documents that show chiefly how the decision to relocate the West Coast Japanese evolved from conflicting views both outside and inside the executive branch. The second section features reports of the Anti-Axis Committee, Los ...
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 3 February 20, 1942- March 31, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-3)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 3 February 20, 1942- March 31, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-3)
Volume 3 divides into 4 sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Section 1 contains archival documents from February 20, 1942 to March 19, 1942 regarding the basic decision of how to remove more than 100,000 human beings which was delegated to General De Witt and his staff. Section 2 contains ...
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 4 April, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-4)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 4 April, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-4)
Volume 4 divides into three sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Section 1 contains archival documents from April 1942 about the growing opposition of western officials outside of the West Coast to having Japanese Americans moved to their localities. Section 2 contains the Federal government Surveys of Public Opinion dated ...
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 5 May, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-5)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 5 May, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-5)
Volume 5 divides into two sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: The first half of volume 5 includes archival documents from May 1942 which show the Army making California and the other West Coast areas "free" of Japanese, as first the Assembly Centers and then the Relocation Centers began to ...
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 6 June, 1942- December, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-6)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 6 June, 1942- December, 1942 (ddr-densho-372-6)
Volume 6 divides into six sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Section 1 presents archival documents from June 1942 that show the first major modifications of relocation policies and depict the resistance by Western Defense Command to any amelioration of the condition of the Japanese Americans. Section 2 contains selected ...
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 7 1943 (ddr-densho-372-7)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 7 1943 (ddr-densho-372-7)
Volume 7 divides into three sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: The first section containing archival documents from 1943 depict the continuing resistance of General De Witt and his subordinates to the "liberalization" of policies toward Japanese Americans. This section also contains the White House response to the congressional criticism ...
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 8 1944 and 1945 Japanese of Hawaii (ddr-densho-372-8)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 8 1944 and 1945 Japanese of Hawaii (ddr-densho-372-8)
Volume 8 divides into five sections. Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Part 1 features archival documents from 1944 and 1945 that depict the winding down of the relocation program. Part 2 features selected pages of a Congressional Record from February 23, 1944 and June 23, 1944 that resulted in the ...
American Concentration Camps VOLUME 9 June, 1942- November, 1945 (ddr-densho-372-9)
doc American Concentration Camps VOLUME 9 June, 1942- November, 1945 (ddr-densho-372-9)
Description about this volume reads directly from the book as follows: Volume 9 contains archival documents from June 1942 to November 1945 which show how some within the military and government establishments were considering the use of Japanese American manpower and special skills. The use of this manpower, as De Witt and his key subordinates correctly ...
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