"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.

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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
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. …
[Man walking past graffitied doors with racist slur] (ddr-csujad-29-256)
img [Man walking past graffitied doors with racist slur] (ddr-csujad-29-256)
Man walking past double doors with the racist slur "Japs Keep Out You Rats." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: P199
An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
av An Oral History with Woodrow Odanaka (ddr-csujad-29-14)
Impressions of a Nisei concerning pre-World War II family produce business in Los Angeles, California; removal to Santa Anita Assembly Center in California, and the Granada incarceration camp in Colorado; wartime college experiences in Minnesota; and Army military intelligence duties in the Philippines and occupied Japan. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral …
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