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Concentration Camps on the Home Front: Japanese Americans in the House of Jim Crow

John Howard

Abstract

Without trial and without due process, the United States government locked up nearly all of those citizens and longtime residents who were of Japanese descent during World War II. Ten concentration camps were set up across the country to confine over 120,000 inmates. Almost 20,000 of them were shipped to the only two camps in the segregated South—Jerome and Rohwer in Arkansas—locations that put them right in the heart of a much older, long-festering system of racist oppression. The first history of these Arkansas camps, this book is an eye-opening account of the inmates' experiences and a sear ... More

Keywords: concentration camps, Japanese Americans, Jerome, Rohwer, Arkansas, American imperialism, racism, prisoners, inmates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226354767
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226354774.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Howard, author