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[Community analysis report no. 11: Exploratory survey of California attitudes toward the return of the Japanese]
War Relocation Authority, Community Analysis Section: publisher
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Report on the analysis surveys completed primarily in the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys on the different opinions and attitudes from California locals on the return of Japanese Americans to California communities. Attitudes differ widely from citizens opposing rescission and continuing wartime anti-Japanese hysteria to supporting the Japanese American community and fostering understanding and support towards citizens coming back home. Some communities attempted boycott, notably Tulare county which overall had a hostile outlook on rescission, however these attempts were not successful or strong in most communities. Opinions also differed on how to help the Japanese during the housing crisis in California from criticizing the WRA for allowing land, businesses, and housing to be taken from Japanese Americans to letting them continue to stay in incarceration camps until the war ended.
The War Relocation Authority (WRA), together with the Wartime Civil Control Administration (WCCA), the Civil Affairs Division (CAD) and the Office of the Commanding General (OFG) of the Western Defense Command (WDC) operated together to segregate and house some 110,000 men women and children from 1942 to 1945. The collection contains documents and photographs relating to the establishment and administrative workings of the (WDC), the (WRA) and the (WCCA) for the year 1942.
9 pages, typescript
Geographic Communities--California
Race and racism--Discrimination
Immigration and citizenship--Law and legislation--Discriminatory laws
World War II
Land tenure--Law and legislation--California
World War II--Leaving camp--'Resettlement
World War II--Leaving camp--Returning home
World War II--Support from the non-Japanese American community
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority--Community Analysis Section
World War II--Propaganda--Media propaganda
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
John M. Flaherty Collection of Japanese Internment Records

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