The Resource By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson

By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson

Label
By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans
Title
By order of the president
Title remainder
FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans
Statement of responsibility
Greg Robinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "On February 19, 1942, following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and Japanese Army successes in the Pacific, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a fateful order. In the name of security, Exective Order 9066 allowed for the summary removal of Japanese aliens and American citizens of Japanese descent from their West Coast homes and their incarceration under guard in camps. Amid numerous histories and memoirs devoted to this shameful event, FDR's contributions have been seen as negligible. Now, using Roosevelt's own writings, his advisors' letters and diaries, and internal government documents, Greg Robinson reveals the President's crucial role in making and implementing the internment and examines not only what the President did but why."
  • "Robinson traces FDR's outlook back to his formative years, and to the early twentieth century's racialist view of ethnic Japanese in America as immutably "foreign" and threatening. These prejudicial sentiments, along with his constitutional philosophy and leadership style, contributed to Roosevelt's approval of the unprecedented mistreatment of American citizens. His hands-on participation and interventions were critical in determining the nature, duration, and consequences of the administrations's internment policy."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/089956073
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.8.A6
LC item number
R63 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-310) and index
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Contents
Racial fear emerges -- War abroad, suspicion at home -- FDR's decision to intern -- Implementing an undemocratic policy -- Covering a retreat -- Equal justice delayed -- President of all the people?
Control code
000022637344
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
322 p.
Isbn
9780674006393
Lccn
2001024609
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.b20763062
System control number
  • ybpg20763062
  • (OCoLC)46777440

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