"Yellow Peril"

"Yellow peril" was a term used by anti-Japanese movement agitators in the early 1900s to describe the "threat" of Japanese immigration as a precursor to a Japanese invasion of the United States. Among the many groups and individuals who propagated the "yellow peril" myth were William Randolph Hearst's newspapers, which convinced many Californians during the early 1900s that a Japanese invasion was imminent.

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Roger Daniels Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1012-17-1)
vh Roger Daniels Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1012-17-1)
Description of the "yellow peril" (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material …

California and the Japanese (ddr-csujad-19-83)
doc California and the Japanese (ddr-csujad-19-83)
This article from a periodical, "The new republic" vol. 106, no. 9, number 1422 (March 1942), by Cary McWilliams talks about the few instances of violence towards resident Japanese in California after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. It also addresses the riot between Filipino and Japanese people that occurred on December 27, 1942 in Stockton. …
California and her less favored minorities: a study in the background of the evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry from the Pacific Coast (ddr-csujad-55-1648)
doc California and her less favored minorities: a study in the background of the evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry from the Pacific Coast (ddr-csujad-55-1648)
Historical narrative by Ruth E. McKee, WRA Historian discussing California statehood, early immigration to California, race and racism, Chinese immigration to California, Japanese immigration to California, attitudes towards Japanese, laws and legislation, and a chronology of events related to California immigration. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1650
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