Roger Daniels Interview I Segment 10

First becoming interested in Japanese American history (ddr-densho-1000-414-1) - 0:07:35
Choosing dissertation topic at UCLA (ddr-densho-1000-414-2) - 0:10:25
Subject areas of early versus later books (ddr-densho-1000-414-3) - 0:04:44
Encountering criticism about lack of objectivity in books (ddr-densho-1000-414-4) - 0:04:32
Discussing Franklin Roosevelt's motivations in 1942 (ddr-densho-1000-414-5) - 0:13:34
Obtaining advanced degrees at UCLA (ddr-densho-1000-414-6) - 0:08:10
Meeting future wife and getting married (ddr-densho-1000-414-7) - 0:06:10
Description of relationship with mentor at UCLA (ddr-densho-1000-414-8) - 0:07:48
Beginning to meet Japanese Americans (ddr-densho-1000-414-9) - 0:08:32
Becoming friends with historian Harry Kitano (ddr-densho-1000-414-10) - 0:06:52
First faculty position at Platteville State University (ddr-densho-1000-414-11) - 0:09:59
Continuing to researching while teaching (ddr-densho-1000-414-12) - 0:04:15
First time doing research at the National Archives (ddr-densho-1000-414-13) - 0:14:18
Publishing first book (ddr-densho-1000-414-14) - 0:06:01
Invited back to teach at UCLA (ddr-densho-1000-414-15) - 0:04:05
Researching next book (ddr-densho-1000-414-16) - 0:05:34
Finding key materials at the office of the Chief of Military History (ddr-densho-1000-414-17) - 0:16:35
Tactics for getting access to materials (ddr-densho-1000-414-18) - 0:11:16
Choosing to use the term "concentration camps" in book title (ddr-densho-1000-414-19) - 0:05:24
Meeting more Japanese Americans as a result of publications (ddr-densho-1000-414-20) - 0:15:12
Interviewing Japanese American community members (ddr-densho-1000-414-21) - 0:05:36
Negative experience with the Japanese American Research Project at UCLA (ddr-densho-1000-414-22) - 0:05:09
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Becoming friends with historian Harry Kitano

0:06:52 — Segment 10 of 22

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Roger Daniels

Roger Daniels Interview I

3:04:05 — 22 segments


Seattle, Washington

Caucasian male. Born December 1, 1927, in New York City, New York. Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History, University of Cincinnati. Served as a consultant to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians from 1981 to 1983. Has researched and written numerous books about the Japanese American experience, including Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II and American Concentration Camps: A Documentary History of the Relocation and Incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1941-1945.

Brian Niiya, interviewer; Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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