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Free to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World War II (Chicago Series in Law and Society)

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One of the Washington Post's Top Nonfiction Titles of 2001

In the spring of 1942, the federal government forced West Coast Japanese Americans into detainment camps on suspicion of disloyalty. Two years later, the government demanded even more, drafting them into the same military that had been guarding them as subversives. Most of these Americans complied, but Free to Die for Their Country is the first book to tell the powerful story of those who refused. Based on years of research and personal interviews, Eric L. Muller re-creates the emotions and events that followed the arrival of those draft notices, revealing a dark and complex chapter of America's history.

Synopsis:

One of the Washington Post's Top Nonfiction Titles of 2001

In the spring of 1942, the federal government forced West Coast Japanese Americans into detainment camps on suspicion of disloyalty. Two years later, the government demanded even more, drafting them into the same military that had been guarding them as subversives. Most of these Americans complied, but Free to Die for Their Country is the first book to tell the powerful story of those who refused. Based on years of research and personal interviews, Eric L. Muller re-creates the emotions and events that followed the arrival of those draft notices, revealing a dark and complex chapter of America's history.

About the Author

Eric L. Muller is the Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor of Law in Jurisprudence and Ethics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Untold Patriotism

2. Uneasy Welcome

3. Injury

4. Insult to Injury

5. Reaction

6. Jails within Jails

7. A Shock to the Conscience

8. Incarceration Redux

9. Pardon?

Afterword

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226548234
Foreword:
Inouye, Daniel
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Foreword by:
Inouye, Daniel
Foreword:
Inouye, Daniel
Author:
Muller, Eric L.
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Conscientious objectors
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Series in Law and Society
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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One of the Washington Post's Top Nonfiction Titles of 2001

In the spring of 1942, the federal government forced West Coast Japanese Americans into detainment camps on suspicion of disloyalty. Two years later, the government demanded even more, drafting them into the same military that had been guarding them as subversives. Most of these Americans complied, but Free to Die for Their Country is the first book to tell the powerful story of those who refused. Based on years of research and personal interviews, Eric L. Muller re-creates the emotions and events that followed the arrival of those draft notices, revealing a dark and complex chapter of America's history.

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