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The Resource Days of infamy : how a century of bigotry led to Japanese American internment, Lawrence Goldstone

Days of infamy : how a century of bigotry led to Japanese American internment, Lawrence Goldstone

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Days of infamy : how a century of bigotry led to Japanese American internment
Title
Days of infamy
Title remainder
how a century of bigotry led to Japanese American internment
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Goldstone
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"On December 7, 1941 -- "a date which will live in infamy" -- the Japanese navy launched an attack on the American military bases at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan, and the US Army officially entered the Second World War. Three years later, on December 18, 1944, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which enabled the Secretary of War to enforce a mass deportation of more than 100,000 Americans to what government officials themselves called "concentration camps." None of these citizens had been accused of a real crime. All of them were torn from their homes, jobs, schools, and communities, and deposited in tawdry, makeshift housing behind barbed wire, solely for the crime of being of Japanese descent. President Roosevelt declared this community "alien," -- whether they were citizens or not, native-born or not -- accusing them of being potential spies and saboteurs for Japan who deserved to have their Constitutional rights stripped away. In doing so, the president set in motion another date which would live in infamy, the day when the US joined the ranks of those Fascist nations that had forcibly deported innocents solely on the basis of the circumstance of their birth. In 1944 the US Supreme Court ruled, in Korematsu v. United States, that the forcible deportation and detention of Japanese Americans on the basis of race was a "military necessity." Today it is widely considered one of the worst Supreme Court decisions of all time. But Korematsu was not an isolated event. In fact, the Court's racist ruling was the result of a deep-seated anti-Japanese, anti-Asian sentiment running all the way back to the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s. Starting from this pivotal moment, Constitutional law scholar Lawrence Goldstone will take young readers through the key events of the 19th and 20th centuries leading up to the fundamental injustice of Japanese American internment. Tracing the history of Japanese immigration to America and the growing fear whites had of losing power, Goldstone will raise deeply resonant questions of what makes an American an American, and what it means for the Supreme Court to stand as the "people's" branch of government"--
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1947-
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Goldstone, Lawrence
Dewey number
341.6/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 12 and up
  • Grades 10-12
Intended audience source
  • Scholastic Focus
  • Scholastic Focus
LC call number
KF7224.5
LC item number
.G65 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Internal security
  • Korematsu, Fred
  • Race discrimination
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Internal security
  • Korematsu, Fred
  • Race discrimination
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Days of infamy : how a century of bigotry led to Japanese American internment, Lawrence Goldstone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"True stories in focus"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-247) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1319538076
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781338722468
Lccn
2021028215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1319538076
Label
Days of infamy : how a century of bigotry led to Japanese American internment, Lawrence Goldstone
Publication
Note
"True stories in focus"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1319538076
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 265 pages
Isbn
9781338722468
Lccn
2021028215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1319538076

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