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Japanese Internment

(see also World War II: Pacific, Attack on Civil Liberties, & Japanese American History, Life & Values)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Densho: The Japanese-American Legacy Project.

Japanese American National Museum.

Life Interrupted. Japanese American Experience in Arkansas during World War II.

In the Library: Articles

Broom, Leonard. "Familial adjustments of Japanese-Americans to relocation: first phase," American Sociological Review 8 (1943):551-60.

Conrat, Maisie & Richard Conrat. "Executive Order 9066," in Olmsted & Wollenberg (eds.) Neither Separate nor Equal (Sacramento, 1991), pp. 93-100.

Hansen, Arthur A. & David A. Hacker. "The Manzanar Riot: an ethnic perspective," Amerasia Journal 2 (1974):112-57.

Matsumoto, Valeria. "Japanese American women during World War II," Frontiers 8, 1 (1984):6-14.

Nash, Philip Tajitsu. "A more perfect union: Japanese Americans & the Constitution," Radical History Review 45 (1989):139-42.

Opler, Marvin & F. Obayashi. "Senryu poetry as folk expression," Journal of American Folklore 58 (1-3/45). Poetry written in Tule Lake camp.

Shaffer, Robert. "Cracks in the consensus: defending the rights of Japanese Americans during World War II," Radical History Review (fall 98):85-120.

Weglyn, Michi & Gary Y. Okihiro. "Japanese resistance in America's concentration camps," Amerasia Journal 2,1 (1973):20-34.

__________ & Gary Y. Okihiro. "Religion & resistance in America's concentration camps," Phylon 45,3 (9/84):220-33.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Allen, Charles R. Concentration Camps, USA (NY: Marzani & Munsell, 1966).

Bosworth, Allan R. America's Concentration Camps (NY: Norton, 1967).

Chang, Gordon. Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi & His Internment Writings, 1942-1945 (Stanford: Stanford, 1997).

Collins, Donald E. Native American Aliens: Disloyalty & the Renunciation of Citizenship by Japanese Americns during World War II (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1985).

Daniels, Roger. Concentration Camps USA: Japanese Americans & World War II (NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971).

__________ & Spencer C. Olin Jr. (eds.) Racism in California: A Reader in the History of Oppression (NY: Macmillan, 1972).

__________. Concentration Camps of North America: Japanese in the US & Canada during World War II (Malabar FL: Krieger, 1981).

__________; Sandra C. Taylor & Harry H.L. Kitano (eds.) Japanese Americans: from Relocation to Redress [1986] (rev. ed.; Seattle: U. Washington, 1991).

__________. Prisoners without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II (NY: Hill & Wang, 1993).

Drinnon, Richard. Keeper of Concentration Camps: Dillon S. Myer & American Racism (Berkeley: U. California, 1987).

Embrey, Sue Kunitomi; Arthur A. Hansen & Betty Mitson (eds.) Manzanar Martyr: An Interview with Harry A. Ueno (Fullerton CA: California State University, Japanese American Oral History Project, 1986).

Greensway, Deborah & Mindy Roseman. Beyond Words: Images from America's Concentration Camps (Ithaca: Cornell, 1989).

Hansen, Arthur A. & Betty E. Mitson (eds.) Voices Long Silent: An Oral Inquiry into the Japanese-American Evacuation (Fullerton: California State University, 1974).

Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo. The Politics of Fieldwork: Research in an American Concentration Camp (Tucson: U. Arizona, 1999).

Hohri, William Minoru. Repairing America: An Account of the Movement for Japanese-American Redress (Pullman: Washington State U, 1988)

__________. Resistance: Challenging America's Wartime Internment of Japanese-Americans (Lomita CA: The Epistolarian, 2001).

Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki & James D. Houston. Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience during & after the World War II Internment (Boston: Houghton & Mifflin, 1973).

Ichioka, Yuji (ed.) Views from Within: The Japanese American Evacuation & Resettlement Study (Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1989).

Inada, Lawson Fusao (ed.) Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience (Berkeley: Heyday, 2000).

Irons, Peter. Justice at War: The Story of the Japanese American Internment Cases (Berkeley: U. of California, 1983).

__________. Justice Delayed: The Record of the Japanese American Internment Cases (Middletown CT: Wesleyan U., 1989).

Kitagawa, Daisuke. Issei & Nisei: The Internment Years (NY: Seabury, 1967).

Kochiyama, Mary. Concentration Camps, USA: It Has Happened Here; It Could Happen Again -- To You! (NY: American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born, 1969).

Kowtko, Stacy. Issei, Nisei, & Our Say: A Historiographical Analysis of Japanese American Internment during World War II (unpub. PhD, U. California Davis, 2000).

McWilliams, Carey. Japanese Evacuation: Interim Report (NY: Institute of Pacific Relations, 1942).

Murray, Alice Yang. What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans during World War II Mean?: Readings (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000).

Myer, Dillon. Uprooted Americans: The Japanese Americans & the War Relocation Authority during World War II (Tucson: U. Arizona, 1971).

Nishimoto, Richard S. Inside an American Concentration Camp: Japanese American Resistance at Poston (ed. Lane Ryo Hirabayashi; Tucson: U. Arizona, 1995).

Okihiro, Gary Y. Storied Lives: Japanese American Students & World War II (Seattle: U.
Washington, 1999).

__________. Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans in World War II (Seattle: U. Washington, 1996).

Okubo, Mine. Citizen 13660 (NY: Columbia, 1946).

Smith, Page. Democracy on Trial: The Japanese American Evacuation & Relocation in World War II (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1995).

Sone, Monica. Nisei Daughter (Boston: Little, Brown, 1953).

Spicer, Edward et al. Impounded People: Japanese Americans in the Relocation Centers [1946] (Tucson: U. Arizona, 1969).

Tateishi, John. And Justice for All: An Oral History of the Japanese American Detention Camps (NY: Random House, 1984).

Ten Broek, Jacobus; Edward N. Barnhart & Floyd W. Matson. Prejudice, War, & the Constitution [1954] (Berkeley: U. California, 1975).

__________; Edward N. Barnhart & Floyd W. Matson. Causes & Consequences of the Evacuation of the Japanese Americans in World War II (Berkeley: U. California, 196?).

Taylor, Sandra C. Jewel of the Desert: Japanese American Internment at Topaz (Berkeley: U. California, 1993).

Thomas, Dorothy S. & Richard S. Nishimoto. The Spoilage: Japanese American Evacuation & Resettlement [1946] (Berkeley: U. California, 1969).

Yoneda, Karl G. Ganbatte! The Sixty-Year Struggle of a Kibei Worker (Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1983).

Weglyn, Michi. Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps (NY: Wm. Morrow, 1976).

In the Library: Fiction

Guterson, David. Snow Falling on Cedars (San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1994).

Ikeda, Stewart David. What the Scarecrow Said (NY: HarperCollins, 1996).

Miyakawa, Edward. Tule Lake: A Novel (Waldport OR: House By the Sea, 1979).

Kogawa, Joy. Obasan (Boston: D.R. Godine, 1982).

Okada, John. No-No Boy [1957] (Seattle: U. Washington, 1976).

Otsuka, Julie. When the Emperor Was Divine (NY: Knopf, 2003). Brilliant, spare evocation of the life of a Japanese American family in Berkeley & Topaz during & just after World War II.

Steele, Danielle. Silent Honor (NY: Delacorte, 1996). Well-researched story of relocation from San Francisco Bay Area.

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Adams, Ansel. Manzanar (NY: Times Books, 1988).

Dorothea Lange & the Relocation of the Japanese. San Francisco Museum (5/98).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Come See the Paradise" [1991], dir. Alan Parker, 133m. In video stores.

"Farewell to Manzanar" [1976], dir. John Korty, 120m.

"Manzanar" [1971], dir. Bob Nakamura, 16m. From Asian American Telecommunications Association.

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