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Japanese Americans

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View Resource A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution

This timely exhibit from the National Museum of American History (NMAH) "explores a period of U.S. history when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the rights of a citizen versus the power of the state. Focusing on the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II, this online exhibit is a case study in decision-making and citizen...
View Resource War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942-1946

In this era of renewed concern over the potential impact of racial profiling, the University of Arizona Library's exhibit on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is a well-timed reminder of the inanity of such actions, to say nothing of their disruptiveness in the lives of (otherwise) ordinary American citizens. A splendid photo documentary, the exhibit captures arresting black...
View Resource Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in WW II Arkansas

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave the Secretary of War the authority to designate "military areas from which to exclude certain people." As a result, over 120,000 Japanese-Americans were removed to relocation camps all over the United States for much of World War II. This site, developed by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's...