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Behind Barbed Wire: Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers

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From the Library of Congress (LOC) comes Behind Barbed Wire, a story map featuring the LOC's collection of newspapers that were produced by Japanese-Americans who were relocated to internment camps during World War Two. This digital exhibit also uses maps and numerous photos by Ansel Adams to show where the internment camps were located and to tell the story of everyday life in the camps. Here, readers will learn about how camp newspapers functioned in their communities, keeping camp residents informed, documenting their communities' day-to-day activities, and helping to provide a sense of normalcy in their uprooted existence. In addition to news articles, these newspapers covered camp sports events, informed residents of church services and social events, and even published cartoons and comic strips. Behind Barbed Wire also offers links to other resources about the internment camps, including the LOC's full digital collection of camp newspapers and a teacher's guide about the internment.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-09-14
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0914

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