Lot 98 of 457:
Japanese-American interment of World War II - rare imprints  

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Rare imprints about the Japanese-American interment of World War II







  • Bloom, Leonard and Ruth Riemer. Removal and Return / The Socio-Economic Effects of the War on Japanese-American (University of California Press, 1949) First Edition. Original cloth in stained Dust Jacket.  259pp. Illustrated with numerous Tables and figures, and  a 17 x 20” folding map of “Distribution of Japanese Americans in Los  Angeles County, 1940”
  • California Senate Fact-Finding Committee on Japanese Resettlement. Partial Report. (Sacramento, 1944) 21pp. Original wrappers. Ex-library copy with markings, edges worn and chipped.
  • US Department of the Interior. War Relocation Authority. The Relocation Program. (GPO, 1946) 105pp. Original wrappers. Ex-library copy with markings, edges worn, chipped, soiled.

The 1949 volume - most scarce of the five ground-breaking books on  "Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement",  published by the University of California between 1946 and 1954 -  is unique in focusing on the legal/financial claims of “evacuees” after their return from internment camps, with detailed graphs and charts about their losses during “evacuation”.

The scarce 1944 Legislative report reflects the predominant racism of the wartime period, opposing return of Japanese-Americans to their West coast homes before the war’s end because it would be “dangerous to our military safety” and public antagonism to Japan would lead to “riots and breaches of the peace.” Particular emphasis was placed on the strikes, demonstrations and “riots” by insurgent internees at the Tule Lake camp, which the legislators attributed to federal “appeasement” of the evacuees.

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