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The Resource By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson

By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson

Label
By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans
Title
By order of the president
Title remainder
FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans
Statement of responsibility
Greg Robinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • On February 19, 1942, following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and Japanese Army successes in the Pacific, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a fateful order. In the name of security, Executive Order 9066 allowed for the summary removal of Japanese aliens and American citizens of Japanese descent from their West Coast homes and their incarceration under guard in camps. Amid the numerous histories and memoirs devoted to this shameful event, FDR's contributions have been seen as negligible. Now, using Roosevelt's own writings, his advisors' letters and diaries, and internal government documents, Greg Robinson reveals the President's crucial role in making and implementing the internment and examines not only what the President did but why
  • Robinson traces FDR's outlook back to his formative years, and to the early twentieth century's racialist view of ethnic Japanese in America as immutably "foreign" and threatening. These prejudicial sentiments, along with his constitutional philosophy and leadership style, contributed to Roosevelt's approval of the unprecedented mistreatment of American citizens. His hands-on participation and interventions were critical in determining the nature, duration, and consequences of the administration's internment policy
  • By Order of the President attempts to explain how a great humanitarian leader and his advisors, who were fighting a war to preserve democracy, could have implemented such a profoundly unjust and undemocratic policy toward their own people. It reminds us of the power of a president's beliefs to influence and determine public policy and of the need for citizen vigilance to protect the rights of all against potential abuses
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Greg
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.8.A6
LC item number
R63 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Japanese Americans
Label
By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [264]-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FDR's Decision to Intern
  • p. 73.
  • 4.
  • Implementing an Undemocratic Policy
  • p. 125.
  • 5.
  • Covering a Retreat
  • p. 177.
  • 6.
  • Equal Justice Delayed
  • 1.
  • p. 207.
  • 7.
  • The
  • President of All the People?
  • p. 240.
  • Note on Terminology
  • p. 260
  • A
  • Racial Fear Emerges
  • p. 8.
  • 2.
  • War Abroad, Suspicion at Home
  • p. 45.
  • 3.
Control code
46777440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780674006393
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001024609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans, Greg Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [264]-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FDR's Decision to Intern
  • p. 73.
  • 4.
  • Implementing an Undemocratic Policy
  • p. 125.
  • 5.
  • Covering a Retreat
  • p. 177.
  • 6.
  • Equal Justice Delayed
  • 1.
  • p. 207.
  • 7.
  • The
  • President of All the People?
  • p. 240.
  • Note on Terminology
  • p. 260
  • A
  • Racial Fear Emerges
  • p. 8.
  • 2.
  • War Abroad, Suspicion at Home
  • p. 45.
  • 3.
Control code
46777440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780674006393
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001024609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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