Synopses & Reviews
As issues of national security have recently led many to question the scope and extent of our civil liberties, there is a rekindled interest in the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War. This brief guide uncovers the history of that tragic part of our past.
Prisoners Without Trial is part of the celebrated Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series, which offers several concise and affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.
"This is a succinct synthesis of the latest scholarship on Japanese American relocation during the Second World War, interpreted by the leading historian of the subject. Daniels's account is broadly conceived, yet briefly executed. It is exciting to read, and shocking." --Robert Allen Skotheim, president, The Huntington
"Distilled from three decades of meticulous research and nuanced reflection by the foremost expert in Japanese American history. This is the most succinct and masterful synthesis available of the ordeal Japanese Americans suffered during World War II." --Sucheng Chan, University of California at Santa Barbara
"The arbitrary internment of Japanese Americans was one of the most shameful episodes of our history. And nobody knows the subject better than Roger Daniels. He writes with authority and clarity. His book should be read by everyone concerned with our civil liberties." --Stanley Karnow
Includes bibliographical references (p. -128) and index.
About the Author
, who teaches American history at the University of Cincinnati, is the country's foremost historian of Asian Americans.