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 and white images of men, women, and children forced to make their homes in Arizona's two internment camps. The photo essay is also accompanied by brief explanations of the rationale behind the relocation effort, as well as reproductions of governmental decrees that set the effort to relocate in motion. Definitely pointed and even argumentative, the site offers stark images of transportation and confinement not unlike those to be found of Germany's Jewish concentration camps. Beyond its images, the site also links to numerous points of interest and suggestions for further study.
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