Japanese-American relocation in World War II : a reconsideration / Roger W. Lotchin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

In this revisionist history of the United States government relocation of Japanese-American citizens during World War II, Roger W. Lotchin challenges the prevailing notion that racism was the cause of the creation of these centers. After unpacking the origins and meanings of American attitudes towar...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Internet Archive)
Main Author: Lotchin, Roger W. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Relocation--a racial obsession
  • Section I. The reach of American racism?
  • Racism and anti-racism
  • The ballad of Frankie Seto: winning despite the odds
  • Chinese and European origins of the coast alien dilemma
  • Impact of World War II: a multicausal brief
  • The lagging backlash
  • The looming Roberts Report: An adverse fleeting moment
  • Races and racism
  • Section II. Concentration camps or relocation centers?
  • Definitions versus historical reality: concentration centers in Cuba, South Africa, the Philippines
  • Resistance or cooperation?
  • Bowling in Twin Falls: an open-door leave policy
  • Food, labor, sickness, and health
  • Wartime attitudes toward relocation
  • Family life, personal freedom, and combat fatigue
  • Economics and the dust of Nikkei memory
  • Consumerism: shopping at Sears
  • The leisure revolution: Mary Kagoyama, the sweetheart of Manzanar
  • Of horse stalls and modern "memory": Housing and living conditions
  • Politics
  • Culture: Of judo and the jive bombers
  • Freedom of religion
  • Education, the passion of Dillon Myer
  • The right to know, information and the free flow of ideas
  • Administrators and administration
  • Section III. The demise of relocation
  • The politics of equilibrium: Friends enemies on and the outside
  • Endgame: Termination of the centers
  • Conclusion: The place of race
  • Appendix: Historians and the racism and concentration center puzzle: A compact with comity / Zane Miller.