Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp

By: Teresa Tamura (Author)

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On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing U.S. Armed Forces to remove citizens and noncitizens from "military areas." The result was the abrupt dislocation and imprisonment of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese American citizens in the western United States.

In "Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp," Teresa Tamura documents one of ten such camps, the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Jerome County, Idaho. Her documentation includes artifacts made in the camp as well as the story of its survivors, uprooted from their homes in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. The essays are supplemented by 180 black-and-white photographs and interviews that fuse present and past.

Tamura began her project after President Bill Clinton designated part of the Minidoka site as the 385th unit of the National Park Service. Her work furthers the tradition of socially inspired documentary photojournalism, illuminating the cultural, sociological, and political significance of Minidoka. Ultimately, her book reminds us of what happens when fear, hysteria, and racial prejudice subvert human rights and shatter human lives.

Title: Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp

Author Name: Teresa Tamura (Author)

Categories: Other,

Publisher: U.S.A., Caxton Pres: 2013

ISBN Number: 0870045733

ISBN Number 13: 9780870045738

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 089942

Description: Very good condition. Missing dust jacket. Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp By Teresa Tamura (Author) Product Details Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Caxton Press (September 1, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0870045733 ISBN-13: 9780870045738 Product Dimensions: 9 x 10.7 x 1 inches

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