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Voices raised in protest; defending citizens of Japanese ancestry in North America, 1942-49.

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Voices raised in protest; defending citizens of Japanese ancestry in North America, 1942-49.

Bangarth, Stephanie.

U. of British Columbia Press

2008

280 pages

$85.00

Hardcover

E29

Bangarth (history, U. of Western Ontario) offers a comparative analysis of the wartime treatment of Nikkei--people of Japanese descent--in Canada and the U.S. in the 1940s. Coverage includes an overview of policies enacted by the governments of both countries concerning Nikkei incarceration and deportation during WWII; efforts made by the Co-operative Committee on Japanese Canadians (CCJC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of Japanese Canadians and Japanese Americans; other groups and individuals who agitated for fair treatment of the Nikkei; Japanese Canadian and Japanese American activists who fought to secure justice for their own communities; and the legal briefs submitted by the CCJC and ACLU, and the legal judgments rendered by the courts. Academic but accessible to general readers interested in ethnic and racial profiling, and current tensions between civil liberty and security concerns. Distributed by UTP Distribution.

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