The Resource American inquisition : the hunt for Japanese American disloyalty in World War II, Eric L. Muller

American inquisition : the hunt for Japanese American disloyalty in World War II, Eric L. Muller

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American inquisition : the hunt for Japanese American disloyalty in World War II
Title
American inquisition
Title remainder
the hunt for Japanese American disloyalty in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Eric L. Muller
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Language
eng
Summary
"When the U.S. government forced 70,000 American citizens of Japanese ancestry into internment camps in 1942, it created administrative tribunals to pass judgment on which of those citizens were loyal and which were disloyal. In American Inquisition, Eric Muller relates the untold story of how military and civilian bureaucrats judged these tens of thousands of American citizens during wartime." "Some citizens were judged loyal and authorized to leave the camps, but one in four was declared disloyal to America and barred from war-related jobs or condemned to repressive segregation. Using cultural and religious affiliations as surrogates for Americans' loyalties, bureaucratic decisions often reflected the clashing needs, preconceptions, and agendas of the agencies that performed them rather than anything that was true about the allegiances and dangerousness of the Americans being judged, Muller explains." "As World War II approached its end, the government was called upon to defend one of its loyalty screening systems in federal court. Muller describes how, looking ahead to future conflicts, military witnesses lied about both the loyalty system and the security of the West Coast in an attempt to secure a judicial endorsement of unreviewable domestic military control over American citizens during wartime." "Based entirely on new archival research, American Inquisition is the only book in the literature on the Japanese American internment that examines the complex inner workings of the most Draconian system of loyalty screening that the American government has ever deployed against its own citizens. At a time when the nation again finds itself beset by worries about an "enemy within" identifiable by race or religion, this volume offers crucial lessons from a recent and disastrous history."--Jacket
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digitized
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N$T
Dewey number
940.53/1773
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.8.A6
LC item number
M85 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series
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American inquisition : the hunt for Japanese American disloyalty in World War II, Eric L. Muller
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Copyright
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"A Caravan book"--Title page verso
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-182) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The loyalty questionnaires of 1943
  • 6.
  • Processing loyalty at the Japanese American Joint Board
  • 7.
  • Processing loyalty at the Provost Marshal General's office
  • 8.
  • Processing loyalty at the War Relocation Authority
  • 9.
  • Processing loyalty at the Western Defense Command
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Defending (and distorting) loyalty adjudication in court
  • 11.
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Japanese Americans before the war
  • 3.
  • Presumed loyal, presumed disloyal
  • 4.
  • Pressures on the presumption of disloyalty
Control code
ocn233578171
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (197 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807885277
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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not applicable
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.b35437030
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233578171
  • pebcs0807885274
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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