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date: 14 April 2021

Incarceration of Japanese Americans. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
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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