Encyclopedia of Japanese American Internment (Hardcover)

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Encyclopedia of Japanese American Internment (Hardcover)

By Gary Okihiro (Editor)


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The internment of Japanese Americans was a violation of the Constitution and its guarantee of equal protection under the law--yet it was authorized by a presidential order, given substance by an act of Congress, and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Japanese internment is a topic that we as Americans cannot afford to forget or be ignorant of. This work spotlights an important subject that is often only described in a cursory fashion in general textbooks. It provides a comprehensive, accessible treatment of the events of Japanese American internment that includes topical, event, and biographical entries; a chronology and comprehensive bibliography; and primary documents that help bring the event to life for readers and promote inquiry and critical thinking.

Gary Y. Okihiro, PhD, is professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University, New York, NY.
Product Details ISBN: 9780313399152
ISBN-10: 0313399158
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: June 11th, 2013
Pages: 392
Language: English