Prisoners Without Trial

Japanese Americans in World War II

Hill and Wang Critical Issues

Roger Daniels

Hill and Wang

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Part of Hill and Wang's Critical Issues Series and well established on college reading lists, PRISONERS WITHOUT TRIAL presents a concise introduction to a shameful chapter in American history: the incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. With a revised final chapter and expanded recommended readings, Roger Daniels's updated edition examines a tragic event in our nation's past and thoughtfully asks if it could happen again.

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"This is a succinct synthesis of the latest scholarship on Japanese American relocation during the Second World War, interpreted by the leading historian of the subject. Daniels's account is broadly conceived, yet briefly executed. It is exciting to read, and shocking." --Robert Allen Skotheim, president, The Huntington

"Distilled from three decades of meticulous research and nuanced reflection by the foremost expert in Japanese American history. This is the most succinct and masterful synthesis available of the ordeal Japanese Americans suffered during World War II." --Sucheng Chan, University of California at Santa Barbara

"The arbitrary internment of Japanese Americans was one of the most shameful episodes of our history. And nobody knows the subject better than Roger Daniels. He writes with authority and clarity. His book should be read by everyone concerned with our civil liberties." --Stanley Karnow

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Roger Daniels

Roger Daniels, the author of Guarding the Golden Door, is a renowned expert on Asian American and immigration history, was a consultant to the commission that recommended redress, and has served on the History Advisory Board for the Ellis Island Immigration Museum since its inception.

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Prisoners Without Trial
Japanese Americans in World War II
Roger Daniels

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Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang
October 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780809078967
ISBN10: 0809078961
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 176 pages, Includes Photographs, Maps, Documents, a Recommended Reading List, an Appendix, and an Index
$13.00
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