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review Jewel of the Desert: Japanese American Internment at Topaz ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ In the spring of 1942 under the guise of military necessity the US government evacuated 110000 Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast About 7000 people from the San Francisco In the spring of 1942 under the guise of military necessity the US government evacuated 110000 Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast About 7000 people from the San Francisco Bay Area the vast majority of whom were American citizens were moved to an assembly center at Tanforan Racetrack and then to a concentration camp in Topaz Utah Dubbed the jewel of the desert the camp remained in operation until October 1945 This compelling book tells the history of Japanese Americans.

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Of San Francisco and the Bay Area and of their experiences of relocation and internmentSandra C Taylor first examines the lives of the Japanese Americans who settled in and around San Francisco near the end of the nineteenth century As their numbers grew so too did their sense of community They were a people bound together not only by common values history and institutions but also by their shared status as outsiders Taylor looks particularly at how Japanese Americans kept their sense of.

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Jewel of the Desert Japanese American Internment at TopazCommunity and self worth alive in spite of the upheavals of internmentThe author draws on interviews with fifty former Topaz residents and on the archives of the War Relocation Authority and newspaper reports to show how relocation and its aftermath shaped the lives of these Japanese Americans Written at a time when the United States once again regards Japan as a threat Taylor's study testifies to the ongoing effects of prejudice toward Americans whose face is also the face of the enemy.