product description page
Citizen Internees : A Second Look at Race and Citizenship in Japanese American Internment Camps
About this item
Through a new collection of primary documents about Japanese internment during World War II, this book enables a broader understanding of the injustice experienced by displaced people within the United States in the 20th century.
• Enables readers to see—through primary documents comprising letters written by the internees and banker J. Elmer Moorish in Redwood City, CA—how Japanese-American citizens who were interned during World War II handled their financial affairs
• Analyzes the interactions between Japanese Americans and Anglo-Americans during a period of widespread xenophobia and racial tension in the United States
• Helps readers to better understand the important issues of citizenship and race in America during and just after World War II
• Reveals new information on the day-to-day lives of Japanese Americans while residing in internment camps located in various areas of the United States