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California and her less favored minorities, a study in the background of the evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry from the Pacific Coast
War Relocation Authority: publisher
Mckee, Ruth E.: author
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Report by WRA historian Ruth E. McKee on the history of Asian immigration to California and the racism and discrimination towards the immigrants by scholars, legislators, and the general public. Details the history of California prior to statehood during the 1840s, legislature against squatters, the California Gold rush and anti-immigrant "foreigner" sentiment including racist legislature against immigrant miners, racism towards Chinese immigrant laborers during the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, the Chinese Exclusion Act and the influx of Japanese immigrants, attempts to segregate Asian immigrant children from California schools, anti-Japanese legislation including preventing Japanese-Americans from owning land: "Alien Land Act", "picture brides", and the military aggression of the Japanese Empire during the 1930s.
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.
35 pages, typescript
World War II--Administration--War Relocation Authority
Chinese--Legal status, laws, etc.--California
Race and racism--Discrimination
Race and racism--Violence
Immigration and citizenship--Law and legislation--Discriminatory laws
World War II--Mass removal ('Evacuation')
Geographic communities--California
Geographic communities--California--Los Angeles
Geographic communities--California--San Francisco
Education--Public schools
World War II--Economic losses
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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