The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II

Book - 2013
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While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Culling information from extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories with Japanese American survivors of internment camps, Martin W. Sandler gives an in-depth account of their lives before, during their imprisonment, and after their release. Bringing readers inside life in the internment camps and explaining how a country that is built on the ideals of freedom for all could have such a dark mark on its history, this in-depth look at a troubling period of American history sheds light on the prejudices in today's world and provides the historical context we need to prevent similar abuses of power.

Publisher: New York : Walker Books For Young Readers, c2013.
ISBN: 9780802722782
Characteristics: 176 pages : illustrations : 27 cm.


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ArapahoeCynthiaK Nov 18, 2016

Great read for an short update on the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Not to say that I read everything on this topic, but many of the photos I had not seen before. I have placed a hold for Ansel Adams Born Free and Equal, his internment photos from the Manzanar camp. Personal family history is intertwined in this book.

Japanese-American regiment liberated the prisoners in Dachau concentration camp, ironically, since their relatives back in America had been rounded up and put in relocation camps during the war. Sandler tells the story of these camps and the life in them, and what their inhabitants faced when the war was over and they left the camps. Illus. with photos.

LMcShaneCLE Apr 03, 2014

Great resource book - for this difficult period in American history after Pearl Harbor. Relates to current immigration issues and defining who is American - and, gives perspective to anti-Muslim sentiment after 9/11.


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