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Un-american : The Internment of Japanese Americans: Images by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Other

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It is the shame of America.In the spring of 1942, the United States rounded up 120,000 residents of Japanese ancestry living along the West Coast and sent them to interment camps for the duration of World War II. Many abandoned their land. Many gave up their personal property. Each one of them lost a part of their lives.Amazingly, the government hired famed photographers Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others to document the expulsionfrom assembling Japanese Americans at racetracks to confining them in ten camps spread across the country. Their photographs, exactly seventy-five years after the evacuation began, give an emotional, unflinching portrait of a nation concerned more about security than human rights. These photographs are more important than ever.Authors Richard Cahan and Michael Williamsnoted photo historianstook a slow, careful look at each of these images as they put together a powerful history of one of America’s defining moments. Their book consists of photographs that have never been seen, many of them impounded by the U.S. Army. It also uses primary source government documents to explain and place the pictures in context. And it relies on firsthand recollections of Japanese Americans survivors to offer a complete perspective.The result is one of the first visual looks at the Japanese-American internment. The story is told with brilliant pictures that help us better understand this important chapter in U.S. history.
Number of Pages: 144.0
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Richard Cahan
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2016
TCIN: 51531524
UPC: 9780991541867
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-6898

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A sad episode in WW11 history on the Homefront.

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Anthony1 year ago
Copious photographs and accompanying text with a compassionate bias towards the incarceration of American citizens and resident aliens reminded me of post 9-11 and the Patriot Act incursion which stepped on, if not trampled on Americans' constitutional rights. The stolid pride and dignity of the inc...  see moreof Anthony's review
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