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Japanese Americans - Evacuation and Relocation, 1942-1945

How to use this Guide:

Located on the tabs are different resources- books, journals, websites, etc. Click on a tab and a page appears listing specific resources relating to Japanese Americans and their internment in the United States during the 1940's . For example, under the "Books/E-Books" tab is a list of selected books located at the Las Positas College Library about Japanese Internment.

Research Strategies

It is always important to focus your topic carefully and strategically, particularly when working with a broad subject such as the Japanese Internment during World War II. Starting your research by utilizing our reference collection will help you identify and narrow your topic.

You may want to choose a topic on Japanese American internment, such as:

  • Art and Photography in the camps
  • Assimilation after the War
  • Camps: (Amache, Gila River, Heart Mountain, Jerome, Manzanar, Minidoka, Poston, Rohwer, Topaz and Tule Lake)
  • Civil rights
  • Education
  • Executive Order 9066
  • Living conditions (food, housing, camp occupations)
  • Reparations
  • Resistance (challenging the constitutionality)
  • Social life
  • Sports
  • War Relocation Authority
  • Young men in the military (100th/442nd)

Some specific Subject headings are:

  • Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Japanese Americans
  • Japanese Americans - Biography
  • Manzanar War Relocation Center

Subject Guide