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Japanese Americans - Perspectives on Trans-Pacific Relations, WWII Internment, Meaning of Loyalty, Motherhood & Childhood, and Labor at Seabrook

Background information on the incarceration of people of Japanese descent during the World War II.

The Pearl Harbor Attack: December 7, 1941

Official Notice after the Executive Order 9066

After the Japanese Navy attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941,President Franklin Roosevelt issued the Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. This resulted in the incarceration of more than 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast.

Japanese in Comics


Internment Camps

Sites of Shame is a geographic map in the Densho Website. Densho is a "grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity."

Japanese Camp Papers is a microfilm collection at Rutgers University Libraries of Japanese-American newspapers. It includes the newspapers published by internees during their incarceration.


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