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Lessons Learned: Japanese-American Internment During WWII

February 21, 2012

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A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on February 19, 1942—which set in motion the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II—and examine what lessons it has for understanding international relations today.

I hope you enjoy it.

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If you’d like to know more about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, check out these books:

Erica Harth, Last Witnesses: Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans. (2003)

Dorothea Lange, Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment. (2008)

Alice Murray, Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress. (2007)

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Greg Robinson, By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans. (2003)

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