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Japanese-American Internment: Research Tools

Relocation: Packing Up to Leave - Adams, Ansel

On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed an Executive Order that authorized the internment of Japanese-Americans into concentration camps.

When exploring a historical issue like this, Gale World History In Context is a great tool for research.  In addition to scholarly articles, this database provides access to articles from encyclopedias that provide an excellent overview and reference sources that provide opposing viewpoints on the issue.  Here are some samples:

  • Japanese Internment in America.” Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library. Vol. 2: Almanac. Detroit: UXL, 2007. 259-278. Gale World History In Context.

For videos that provide insight to this event try the database American History in Video by Alexander Press.  This database provides a playlist of videos on  Japanese-Internment in World War .

Check out this news reel from the playlist that was shown in American theaters.

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