"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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Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2037 (April 6, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2037 (April 6, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-13)
Selected article titles: "April 20 Final Date to Complain: JACL Protests 'Yellow Peril' as Trademark" (pp. 1-2), "The Matter of Hindsight" (pp. 3-4), "President's Corner: Iki Dolphins" (p. 4), and "Redress Phase Two: Political Reality" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2051 (July 13, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2051 (July 13, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-27)
Selected article titles: "'Yellow Peril' [Trademark] Voluntarily Abandoned" (p. 1), "Sen. Inouye Raps Colleague's Description of Evacuation" (pp. 1, 7), "Asians Eligible for SBA 8-A" (pp. 1, 5), and "'Japan Inc.' Firms Eye So. Calif. as Attractive U.S. Investment" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 24 (June 17, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 24 (June 17, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-24)
Four page travel section appears between pages 4 and 5 of the edition. Selected article titles: "Redress Bills Not Out of Conference Committee Yet" (pp. 1, 6), "Sen. Inouye Addresses Reno Reunion: 'War Against Prejudice' Still Faces Nisei Veterans" (pp. 1-2), "'Japanese American Story' as Theme for Memorial Proposed" (pp. 1, 3), and "The 'Untrustworthy' Japanese" …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 19 (December 8-15, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 19 (December 8-15, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-44)
Selected article titles: "Florin JACL Forum Responds to 'New Yellow Peril' Racism" (p. 1), "Theater Review: Miyori Makes Mark in Madame Mao's Memories" (p. 2), "Frank Iwama Elected to Board of Governors for California State Bar" (p. 3), and "Japanese Press Translation: An American Dream for Sony" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 7 [September 13, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-32)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 113, No. 7 [September 13, 1991] (ddr-pc-63-32)
Select article titles: "'Yellow peril' still with us in journalism, study says" (p. 1), "Group petitions to oppose L.A. war monument" (p. 1).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 5 (August 01,1969) (ddr-pc-41-31)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 69, No. 5 (August 01,1969) (ddr-pc-41-31)
Select article titles: "Tex. Nisei Greets Astronauts of Apollo XI" (p. 1); "Hate mail shows 'Yellow Peril' still feared" (p. 1); "Chief Justice Warren still pursued to apologize for his role in Evacuation" (p. 1); "'Nisei: The Quiet Americans': Controversy Goes to Publisher" (p. 4); "Most Unusual Family: Momiyamas" (p. 6).
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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