By Order of the President
FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans
By (author) Greg Robinson
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By Order of the President by Greg Robinson
Book DescriptionOn 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 central 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 20th 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674011182
(235mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Greg Robinson
Pacific Citizens, Hardback (February 2012)
Discusses the power of the press in Japanese American history
After Camp, Paperback (February 2012)
Illuminates various aspects of a central but unexplored area of American history: the midcentury Japanese American experience. This title includes case studies that focus on various developments relating to Japanese Americans in the aftermath of their wartime confinement, including resettlement nationwide.
Mine Okubo, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Greg Robinson
Presents an examination of the life and work of Mine Okubo (1912-2001), a Nisei artist, writer, and social activist who repeatedly defied conventional role expectations for women and for Japanese Americans over her seventy-year career.
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Author Biography - Greg Robinson
Greg Robinson is Assistant Professor of History, Universite du Quebec a Montreal.
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