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.
- Showalter, Dennis, and F. H. Min Min Lo. “Japanese Internment: Was the Internment of Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians During the War Justified?” History in Dispute. Ed. Dennis Showalter. Vol. 5: World War II, 1943-1945. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000. 183-190. Gale World History In Context.
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