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A 1943 U.S. government report detailing the enforced internment of west-coast Japanese-Americans during World War II. The Japanese internment began in February, 1942, two months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Executive Order 9066 signed by President Roosevelt forcibly committed innocent Japanese-Americans to isolated internment camps in rural California, Utah and other midwestern states. Conditions were inadequate, overcrowding and unsanitary also lacking education and medical care. In 1945 the Supreme Court declared the internments illegal. A final report submitted by General J.L. DeWitt in April, 1942 utilized maps, photographs and other visuals to justify the internments. The report was later revised for court cases regarding the internments.
Cover: H 23.5 X W 15.7 cm, Pages: H 22.8 X W 14.8 cm
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DeWitt, John L., "Japanese Evacuation from the West Coast: Final Report" (1943). Osher Map Library Collection Books. 30.
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