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Japanese Americans--Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945

LC control 85069606
LC classificationD769.8.A6
Topical headingJapanese Americans--Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945
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Variant(s)Forced removal of Japanese Americans, 1942-1945
Internment of Japanese Americans, 1942-1945
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
See alsoWorld War, 1939-1945--Forced removal of civilians--United States
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Found inWork cat.: Un-American : the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, 2016: p. 14 ("Japanese Americans on the West Coast were not 'evacuated,' which connotes that they were taken away for their own good. They did not go to an 'assembly center,' which sounds like a place to gather for a parade")
Concentration Camps on the home front: Japanese Americans in the house of Jim Crow, 2008: p. 14 ("Though obviously quite different from Nazi death camps, these compounds for the forced, indiscriminate incarceration of an entire ethnic minority population have earned the designation concentration camps from many scholars of Asian American history")
Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest: Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians in the Twentieth Century, 2005: p. 14 ("points out the improper use of 'internment' to describe the incarceration resulting from President Franklin Roosevelt's executive order. The legal internment of enemy aliens followed the rules set down in american and international law, but, says Daniels, the incarceration of West Coast Japanese Americans in army and War Relocation Authority concentrations camps was 'simple lawless'")
Power of words handbook: a guide to language about Japanese Americans in World War II, 2013 p. 9 (Usage of evacuate/evacuation "to describe the forced removal by the federal government of over 110,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast and Arizona is not accurate. They were not 'evacuated' to protect them from a disastrous environment [...]. The words 'forced removal' should be used instead, which more accurately describes the lack of choice provided to Japanese Americans who were ordered to leave their homes") p. 10 ("The word incarceration more accurately describes those held in WRA camps. Incarcerate is generally defined as to confine or imprison, typically as punishment for a crime. This term reflects the prison-like conditions faced by Japanese Americans as well as the view that they were treated as if guilty of sabotage, espionage, and/or suspect loyalty")
Densho [the Japanese American Legacy Project website], viewed online September 18 2018 Terminology page ("Although 'internment' is a recognized and widely used term, we encourage the use of 'incarceration,' except in the specific case of Japanese Americans detained by the Army or DOJ)
Congressional record, vol. 163, no. 85 (May 17, 2017): entry for "Recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the Day of Remembrance" (On February 19, 1942 President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The order allowed for forced removal and internment of anyone of Japanese descent, many of whom were American citizens and legal permanent residents)