Abstract

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.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Communications

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Date Submitted

1991-8

Document Type

Thesis

Keywords

World War II, media, American Japanese, internment

Language

English

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