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Author Becker, Peggy Daniels.

Title Japanese-American internment during World War II / Peggy Daniels Becker.

Publication Info. Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Young Adult, Non-Fiction    YA 940.53 BEC    Staff Reported Missing
Description xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Defining moments
Defining moments.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-215) and index.
Contents Preface -- How to use this book -- Research topics for Japanese-American internment during World War II -- Narrative Overview: -- Prologue -- Japanese immigration to the United States -- World War II and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor -- The War Relocation Authority -- Life in the camps -- Paths to freedom -- Returning home -- The legacy of Japanese-American internment -- Biographies: -- Clara Breed (1906-1994) - Librarian who corresponded with Japanese-American children during internment -- John L. DeWitt (1880-1962) - U.S. Army lieutenant general and western defense commander during World War II -- Gordon Hirabayashi (1918-2012) - Civil rights activist who challenged internment during World War II -- Daniel K. Inouye (1924-2012) - World War II veteran and U.S. senator from Hawaii -- Saburo Kido (1902-1977) - President of the Japanese American Citizens League during World War II -- Fred Korematsu (1919-2005) - Activist who challenged Japanese-American internment during World War II -- Mike Masaoka (1915-1991) - National Secretary of the Japanese American Citizens League during World War II -- Kazuo Masuda (1918-1944) - World War II veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team -- Dillon S. Myer (1891-1982) - Director of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946 -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) - President of the United States during World War II -- Minoru Yasui (1916-1986) - Activist who challenged internment of Japanese Americans during World War II -- Primary Sources: -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech -- Pearl Harbor changes the world for a young Japanese-American girl -- A college student recalls fear and uncertainty after Pearl Harbor -- Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt urges Japanese evacuation of the Pacific Coast -- Executive Order 9066 paves the way for internment -- The evacuation order for all persons of Japanese ancestry -- The Japanese American Citizens League supports evacuation orders -- A young mother's nightmarish experience of evacuation and internment -- A sixth-grader describes her arrival at Manzanar -- Bitterness and disillusionment at Poston -- A young internee provides a glimpse of life in Poston -- Report on the work of the War Relocation Authority -- The War Department ends the internment program -- President Ford officially terminates Executive Order 9066 -- Civil Liberties Act of 1988 -- The United States formally apologizes to internees -- Former internee George Takei remembers Camp Rohwer -- Important people, places, terms -- Chronology -- Sources for further study -- Bibliography -- Photo and illustration credits -- Index.
Summary "An authoritative overview that explains how the attack on Pearl Harbor led to the evacuation and internment of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans; details living conditions in the camps; discusses the economic, emotional, and physical toll on interned Japanese-Americans; and ponders the legacy of internment on American society. Includes biographies, primary sources, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780780813335 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0780813332 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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