Japanese-American Internment Research Paper by supercalifragilistic

Japanese-American Internment
An ethnographic survey of Japanese-American internment during the Second World War.
# 96597 | 4,400 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 12, 2007 in Asian Studies (Asian American) , History (U.S. World Wars)

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This paper examines the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II by comparing this action with the freedom experienced by German-Americans during the same period. The author questions the inherent racism of Americans that enabled such an occurrence to be legally sanctioned, while German-Americans lived their lives freely, although Hitler and Germany were also enemies of America during World War II. The paper then presents a detailed background of the Japanese immigrant experience in America, contrasting this with the American ideal of freedom and the reality of racism. The experiences of African and Native-Americans are also considered. The paper then describes the actual Japanese internment, which was unprecedented event in American history. The paper further states how the Internment still has an effect on the psyche of the Japanese-American population today. The author concludes that the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War was one of the great tragedies of American history.

Background: The Japanese Experience in America
Prejudice Unleashed: The Internment Experience

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Daniels, Roger. Asian America: Chinese and Japanese in the United States since 1850. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988.
  • Fugita, Stephen S., and David J. O'Brien. Japanese American Ethnicity: The Persistence of Community. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1991.

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