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The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II, Jan Jarboe Russell

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The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II
Title
The train to Crystal City
Title remainder
FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Jan Jarboe Russell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered thousands of civilians from the United States and Latin America to Crystal City, Texas, a small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. The trains carried Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "Quiet Passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important American diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, physicians, and missionaries behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States, transformed from incarcerated enemies to American loyalists. Their stories of day-to-day life at the camp, from the ten-foot high security fence to the armed guards, daily roll call, and censored mail, have never been told. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history, The Train to Crystal City reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR's tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, Jan Jarboe
Dewey number
940.53/177644370922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.5.C79
LC item number
R87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Iserloh, Ingrid
  • Utsusjogawa, Sumi
  • Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.)
  • Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.)
  • Iserloh, Ingrid
  • Utsusjogawa, Sumi
  • Crystal City Internment Camp (Crystal City, Tex.)
  • Evacuation and relocation of German Americans (United States : 1941-1948)
  • Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Japanese Americans
  • German Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Crystal City (Tex.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Children
  • Concentration camps
  • Japanese Americans
  • Prisoners of war
  • Refoulement
  • Texas
  • United States
Label
The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II, Jan Jarboe Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-370) 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
Contents
  • Yes-yes, no-no
  • A test of faith
  • The birds are crying
  • The equation of exchange. Trade bait
  • The false passports
  • Under fire
  • Into Algeria
  • The all-American camp
  • Shipped to Japan
  • Harrison's second act
  • Without trial. New enemies
  • The road home. After the war
  • Beyond the barbed wire
  • The train from Crystal City
  • Eleanor vs. Franklin
  • Strangers in a small Texas town
  • Destination: Crystal City. Internment without trial
  • A family reunion
  • The hot summer of '43
  • "Be patient"
  • To be or not to be an American
Control code
ocn898205999
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 393 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451693669
Lccn
2014030862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451693669
  • (OCoLC)898205999
Label
The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II, Jan Jarboe Russell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-370) 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
Contents
  • Yes-yes, no-no
  • A test of faith
  • The birds are crying
  • The equation of exchange. Trade bait
  • The false passports
  • Under fire
  • Into Algeria
  • The all-American camp
  • Shipped to Japan
  • Harrison's second act
  • Without trial. New enemies
  • The road home. After the war
  • Beyond the barbed wire
  • The train from Crystal City
  • Eleanor vs. Franklin
  • Strangers in a small Texas town
  • Destination: Crystal City. Internment without trial
  • A family reunion
  • The hot summer of '43
  • "Be patient"
  • To be or not to be an American
Control code
ocn898205999
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 393 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451693669
Lccn
2014030862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451693669
  • (OCoLC)898205999

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