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By order of the president

FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans

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This edition was published in by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass.

Written in English

322 pages

On February 19, 1942, following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and Japanese successes in the Pacific, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which 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 the numerous histories of this shameful event, FDR's contributions have been seen as negligible. Now, using Roosevelt's own writings and other documents, historian Robinson reveals the president's central role in the internment and examines not only what the president did but why. This book attempts to explain how a great humanitarian leader, while fighting a war to preserve democracy, could have implemented such a profoundly unjust and undemocratic policy toward his own people. It reminds us of the power of a president's beliefs on public policy and of the need for citizen vigilance to protect against potential abuses.--From publisher description.

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By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans
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By order of the president: FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans
2001, Harvard University Press
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By order of the president: FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans
2001, Harvard University Press
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2001, Harvard University Press
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By order of the president

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On February 19, 1942, following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and Japanese successes in the Pacific, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which 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 the numerous histories of this shameful event, FDR's contributions have been seen as negligible. Now, using Roosevelt's own writings and other documents, historian Robinson reveals the president's central role in the internment and examines not only what the president did but why. This book attempts to explain how a great humanitarian leader, while fighting a war to preserve democracy, could have implemented such a profoundly unjust and undemocratic policy toward his own people. It reminds us of the power of a president's beliefs on public policy and of the need for citizen vigilance to protect against potential abuses.--From publisher description.

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Library of Congress D769.8.A6 R63 2001
Dewey 940.53/089956073

By order of the president

FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans

This edition was published in by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-310) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.53/089956073
Library of Congress
D769.8.A6 R63 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
322 p. ;
Number of pages
322

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Open Library
OL23271697M
Internet Archive
byorderofpreside00robi
ISBN 10
0674006399, 067401118
LC Control Number
2001024609
Library Thing
13256
Goodreads
2395846

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