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November 19, 2001

Smithsonian, National Museum of American History, A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans & the U.S. Constitution, http://americanhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/non-flash/index.html 

This collection of more than 800 artifacts documents the experiences of Japanese Americans who were placed in detention camps during World War II. The site includes:

  • an historical overview, arranged by date
  • text accompanying the touring exhibit
  • an extensive bibliography of nonfiction and fiction
  • a list of links to related websites

For additional information, consult the following materials available in the Gallagher Law Library's Classified Stacks:

  • Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese Americans Obtained Redress. D769.8.A6M29 1999
  • The Bamboo People: The Law and Japanese-Americans. KF4846.C5
  • Democracy on Trial: The Japanese American Evacuation and Relocation in World War II. D769.8.A6S64 1995
  • Justice Delayed: The Record of the Japanese-American Internment Cases. KF7224.5.J87 1989
  • Native American Aliens: Disloyalty and Renunciation of Citizenship by Japanese Americans During World War II. KF7224.5.C64 1985
  • Personal Justice Denied: Report of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. D769.8.A6 U39 1983
  • Prejudice, War, and the Constitution: Causes and Consequences of the Evacuation of Japanese Americans in World War II. D753.8 .T4 1968.
  • Repairing America: An Account of the Movement for Japanese-American Redress. D769.8.A6H64 1988

The UW Libraries also maintains a websites with archival sources and information, the Japanese American Exhibit & Access Project, http://www.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/harmony/.

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