American Concentration Camps VOLUME 8 1944 and 1945 Japanese of Hawaii

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American Concentration Camps Volumes 1-9 Collection

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 passage of a statute, requested by the Department of Justice, to facilitate the renunciation of United States citizenship by Japanese Americans as part of the "segregation" program. Part 3 features Army and Navy Intelligence Reports from 1944 and 1945 that show that west-coast based intelligence officers continued to harbor the same kinds of attitudes toward Japanese Americans that triggered the relocation long after such views ceased to prevail at the top of the chain of command. Part 4 features documents from The War Department and the Japanese Evacuation and Resettlement Study from October 1942 to October 1943 that illustrate the possible ethical conflicts involved when scholars bargain for special access to contemporary government documents. Part 5 features documents, dating from August 1941 to May of 1944, that relate to how differently the 150,000 Japanese Americans in Hawaii were treated during the war despite their greater incidence and proximity to Imperial Japanese Forces.

c. 1989




Courtesy of Roger Daniels, Densho