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Keeper of concentration camps. Dillon S. Myer and American racism.

Drinnon, Richard, 1925-2012

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ISBN 10: 0520057937 / ISBN 13: 9780520057937
Verlag: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1987, 1987
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, xxviii, 339pp., very good dust-jacket, tiny tear at bottom of spine, very good black cloth, lightly scuffed. Dust-jacket design by Betty Gee ISBN 0520057937. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 38434

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Titel: Keeper of concentration camps. Dillon S. ...

Verlag: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1987

Erscheinungsdatum: 1987

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

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Analyzing the career of Dillon S. Myer, Director of the War Relocation Authority during WWII and Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1950-53, Richard Drinnon shows that the pattern for the Japanese internment was set a century earlier by the removal, confinement, and scattering of Native Americans.

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In this important study Drinnon brings together evidence of the mistreatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and American Indians during the Korean War, showing how government policy in both cases grew out of "traditional racism." This policy is neatly exemplified in the person of a colorless bureaucrat named Dillon Myer who headed the War Relocation Authority (19421946) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (19501953), presiding over twin calamities for groups of American citizens about whom he was appallingly ignorant. Drinnon describes the illegal incarceration of Japanese-Americans, the systematic breaking up of families, the establishment of penal colonies for "troublemakers" and Myer's declaration of administrative war on Native Americans. What is most shocking about this well-told but sorry tale is the abundant evidence of serene self-righteousness with which all this was carried out. Drinnon, a history professor at Bucknell, wrote Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building. Photos. (December
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