American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American by Eric L. Muller

By Eric L. Muller

American Inquisition: the quest for jap American Disloyalty in international battle II ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ, ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: The college of North Carolina PressАвтор(ы): Eric L. MullerЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2007Количество страниц: 214ISBN: 978-0-8078-3173-1Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 1.25 mb RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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McCloy’s top assistants called ‘‘the high mortality of loyalty’’∞Ω that the program had brought about. Those o≈cials had hoped that registration would throw open two vents of freedom for the Nisei—through relocation and military service. Paradoxically, however, the chief e√ect of registration was to speed the opening of a very di√erent sort of vent in the camps: the vent of segregation. The disturbances at Poston and Manzanar late in 1942 and the opposition to registration that grew at most of the camps in February and March of 1943 gave renewed force to the arguments of those who were pressing for segregation of the disloyal.

I have known for some time,’’ he wrote to Stimson in June of 1943, ‘‘that the Western Defense Command held [this] point of view on th[ese] questions . . but I had not realized until I read your letter . . ’’≥≥ In light of these complex influences on Nisei attitudes, Myer appeared to argue, the military’s single-minded focus on internee ‘‘disloyalty’’ did not capture the reality of the Nisei experience. But even the wra ultimately could not escape focusing on loyalty and 28 : pressures on the presumption of disloyalty disloyalty as the central determinants of Nisei freedom or confinement.

Those o≈cials had hoped that registration would throw open two vents of freedom for the Nisei—through relocation and military service. Paradoxically, however, the chief e√ect of registration was to speed the opening of a very di√erent sort of vent in the camps: the vent of segregation. The disturbances at Poston and Manzanar late in 1942 and the opposition to registration that grew at most of the camps in February and March of 1943 gave renewed force to the arguments of those who were pressing for segregation of the disloyal.

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