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date: 09 June 2023

Incarceration of Japanese Americans. 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Roger DanielsRoger Daniels

The forced removal from the West Coast in the Spring and Summer of 1942 of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans, more than two-thirds of them native-born U.S. citizens, and their subsequent incarceration in ten desolate concentration camps has been called America's “worst wartime mistake.”It is better understood as the culmination of a long history of discriminatory treatment of Asian immigrants and their descendants by the federal government, going back to such measures as the ... ...

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