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UPROOTED AMERICANS: The Japanese Americans And The War Relocation Authority During World War II.

Myer, Dillon S.

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ISBN 10: 0816502587 / ISBN 13: 9780816502585
Published by Tucson AZ. 1971. Univ. Of Arizona Press, 1971
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red cloth hardbound 8vo. 8º (octavo). dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of markings. dustwrapper in vg cond. wrinkly, spots on rear panel, couple of small tears (1cm), not price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings or store stamps, no stickers or bookplates, no names, no inking , no underlining, no remainder markings etc ~. first edition. first printing (nap). illustrated title pg. xxx+360p. 30 b&w photo illustrations. 18 appendices. chronology. bibliography. index. american history. world war ii. pearl harbor.racism. the nisei. tule lake center. heart mountain. fort ontario. office of alien property custodian. dies committee. john mccloy. exclusion act. manzanar. FDR. harold ickes. henry stimson. western defense command. ~The evacuation of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans from their homes and their movement first into temporary Army Assembly Centers and later into War Relocation Centers during World War II was an unprecedented action not widely understood. With ongoing concern regarding the tragic acts perpetrated against the Japanese American people, Dillon Myer, former Director of the WRA, reflects on the crucial decision to establish the centers, on policy formation when there were no precedents and no guidelines, and on pressures and rumors of the times in a personal look at what went on during organizational and operational stages of the camps. The WRA in 1942, with no guideposts, was faced with the problem of establishing rules and policies for the guidance of both staff and evacuees. Pressures ~ from within and without, governmental and private, from evacuees as well as from top levels within the Authority, and between headquarters and the field ~ are discussed openly by Myer as they were met with policies, procedures, and solutions. At the end of the first year of existence of the WRA, Myer stated: " . the very fact of the Japanese confinement fosters suspicion of their loyalties and adds to the contention of the enemy that we are fighting a race war, that this nation preaches democracy and practices racial discrimination. Life in a relocation center is an unnatural and un~American way of life." Thus in truth the ultimate objective of the WRA became, under Myer, one of more immediate concern ~ the need for prompt planning toward the restoration of the uprooted Americans to private life in normal communities. This inside view of the administrative and policy~making process, of what actually happened in the relocation centers, gives you a meaningful understanding of events of the war years. Bookseller Inventory # 9131604

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Title: UPROOTED AMERICANS: The Japanese Americans ...

Publisher: Tucson AZ. 1971. Univ. Of Arizona Press

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this book the author has tried to tell the War Relocation Authority story as he remembers it, drawing on official documents and other sources where necessary to supplement his recollections. It is his hope that the recounting will help clear up misconceptions that have prevailed all too long, that the experience will provide some helpful guides toward reaching and maintaining sound democratic objectives, and that the story itself will prove to be as interesting to the reader as it was to one who lived it. The author served as Director of the WRA through more than ninety percent of its active life as a wartime agency of the United States government. [From the Preface]

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