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The Resource By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson

By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson

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By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans
Title
By order of the president
Title remainder
FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans
Statement of responsibility
Greg Robinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On February 19, 1942, following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and Japanese successes in the Pacific, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which allowed for the summary removal of Japanese aliens and American citizens of Japanese descent from their West Coast homes, and their incarceration under guard in camps. Amid the numerous histories of this shameful event, FDR's contributions have been seen as negligible. Now, using Roosevelt's own writings and other documents, historian Robinson reveals the president's central role in the internment and examines not only what the president did but why. This book attempts to explain how a great humanitarian leader, while fighting a war to preserve democracy, could have implemented such a profoundly unjust and undemocratic policy toward his own people. It reminds us of the power of a president's beliefs on public policy and of the need for citizen vigilance to protect against potential abuses.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Greg
Dewey number
940.53/089956073
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.8.A6
LC item number
R63 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese Americans
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Japanners
  • Interneringskampen
  • Umsiedlung
  • Weltkrieg <1939-1945>
  • Internierung
  • USA
  • Japaner
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
  • Japanese Americans
Label
By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-310) and index
Contents
Racial fear emerges -- War abroad, suspicion at home -- FDR's decision to intern -- Implementing an undemocratic policy -- Covering a retreat -- Equal justice delayed -- President of all the people?
Control code
ocm46777440
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780674006393
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001024609
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46777440
  • (OCoLC)46777440
Label
By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-310) and index
Contents
Racial fear emerges -- War abroad, suspicion at home -- FDR's decision to intern -- Implementing an undemocratic policy -- Covering a retreat -- Equal justice delayed -- President of all the people?
Control code
ocm46777440
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780674006393
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001024609
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46777440
  • (OCoLC)46777440

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