In World War II, many Americans felt fortunate and proud to live in a democratic society based on the constitutionally guaranteed rights of all individuals. At the same time, the U.S. government was completely disregarding the civil rights of 110,000 American residents, including 70,000 U.S. citizens. They were forced to evacuate their homes and were placed in internment camps surrounded by armed guards and barbed wire. The only criterion for the actions against them was their Japanese ancestry and the military necessity was the reason given for the actions, but marital law was never declared.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Communications
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Arraya, Vincent Fernando, "An Analysis of the Media Coverage of the Internment of the American Japanese During the Second World War" (1991). Theses and Dissertations. 7011.
World War II, media, American Japanese, internment