Manzanar, one of ten internment camps or war relocation centers set up in the United States to contain the Japanese-Americans, the majority of them citizens of the US, was no Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, or Treblinka. Manzanar had neither gas chambers nor ovens; in three years, about 150 internees passed away, either from illness or old age. […]
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Posted in American Society and Culture, Resistance and Dissent, Terrorism and Its Politics, tagged "Errand into the Wilderness", Boer War, internment of Japanese-Americans, loyalty questionnaire, Manzanar, Manzanar Free Press, Manzanar Riot, Perry Miller, War Relocation Centers on August 12, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Posted in American Society and Culture, Global Politics, Resistance and Dissent, tagged Eugene Rostow, Executive Order No. 9066, Ezra Vogel, Fort Tejon, Japanese-American internment, John Bolton, Manzanar, Our Worst Wartime Mistake, Paiute Indians, the politics of apologies, War Relocation Centers on August 10, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Shortly after the conclusion of World War II, Eugene Rostow, a professor of jurisprudence at Yale, and subsequently a prominent civil libertarian, penned an article for Harper’s Magazine (September 1945) entitled “Our Worst Wartime Mistake.” In the immediate aftermath of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, 2,000 Japanese-Americans, “the most dangerous […]
Posted in Resistance and Dissent, Terrorism and Its Politics, tagged anti-Japanese racism, anti-Muslim sentiments, Day of Infamy, digesting immigrants, EO 13769, EO 9066, FDR and Trump compared, Fred Korematsu, Georgia Macon Telegraph, importance of February 19, incarceration of Japanese-Americans, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, Justice Frank Murphy, Korematsu vs United States, Muslim Ban, Warm Springs Georgia on February 21, 2017| 6 Comments »
February 19, 2017 Annals of the President Trump Regime VIII President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously characterized December 7, 1941, when Japanese planes swooped down on the American naval base of Pearl Harbor in a ‘surprise attack’ and devastated the greater part of the American Pacific fleet, as a “day which will live in […]