Pilgrimages to Japanese-American World War II Internment Camps and Isolation Centers

This page collects all of my previous posts about the interment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and provides a home for my (hopefully) growing list of pilgrimages to the sites of internment camps and isolation centers. Previous Posts Discovering Japanese-American World War II Internment Camps Historical Background to the Internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII … Continue reading Pilgrimages to Japanese-American World War II Internment Camps and Isolation Centers

Directions to Leupp Isolation Center (World War II Japanese-American Detention) Site

As noted in my previous post, there is no official historical marker for the Leupp Isolation Center for Japanese-American detainees during World War II. Nor is the location marked on Google Maps (though I submitted a request that Google add a marker). For anyone wanting to go see the site, here are the directions I … Continue reading Directions to Leupp Isolation Center (World War II Japanese-American Detention) Site

Pilgrimage to Dalton Wells Isolation Center, Moab, Utah

The resistance to the unjust authority felt by Japanese-American citizens who were forcible evacuated from their homes and imprisoned in concentration camps during World War II went beyond the organized efforts against the loyalty questionnaire I discussed in an earlier post. And the resistance was not without consequence. One of the best known detainees at … Continue reading Pilgrimage to Dalton Wells Isolation Center, Moab, Utah

Additional Resources on Japanese-American Internment Camps During World War II

I began this series of posts talking about how little I knew about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, even when I was an upper-division college student at UC-Berkeley. At the same time I "discovered" the internment, I also discovered resistance within the internment camps. Almost 30 years later, now, and much more … Continue reading Additional Resources on Japanese-American Internment Camps During World War II

A Critical Incident and Collective Resistance in WWII Japanese-American Internment Camps

In my last post I discussed conflicting views of how Japanese-Americans ought to handle the internment. For the sake of ease, I characterized those who wanted internees to be cooperative with and supportive of the government as pro-JACL, and those who took a more negative view of the situation as anti-JACL. Over the course of … Continue reading A Critical Incident and Collective Resistance in WWII Japanese-American Internment Camps

Conflicting Attitudes of Japanese-American Detainees during World War II

Having discussed my "discovery" of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, as well as a brief history and mention of my pilgrimage to the Manzanar internment camp, I now want to consider conflicting attitudes of Japanese-American detainees. (Note: Documents referenced below are part of what used to be called the Barnhart Catalog of … Continue reading Conflicting Attitudes of Japanese-American Detainees during World War II

Historical Background to the Internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII

Having discussed my "discovery" of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, in this post I offer some historical background to the internment, based on my reading of scholarly studies which I note as I go along. To contemporary sensibilities, the evacuation and detention of  Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II seems … Continue reading Historical Background to the Internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII