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Project analysis series, no. 15 (April 1, 1944)
United States. War Relocation Authority. Community Analysis Section: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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An issue titled as: The reaction of Heart Mountain to the opening of Selective Service to Nisei. Reinstitution of selective service for the Nisei has been met by various reactions from the incarcerees. These reactions have been strongly influenced by the isolation and peculiar nature of camp life, which is illustrated by the developments at Heart Mountain. The experience at this camp is particularly relevant because it shows the two main Nisei points of view about Selective Service, i.e., unconditional compliance with the draft laws accompanied by requests for restoration of civil rights, and compliance conditional on restoration of these rights. These views are represented by two well organized bodies: the moderates by the Community Council, and the extremes by the Fair Play Committee.
The collection contains material used by Carey McWilliams in writing the book, Prejudice: Japanese Americans, symbol of racial intolerance (Little, Brown, 1944). It includes U.S. War Relocation Authority records, confidential reports, bibliographies, clippings and compilations of articles, legal papers, correspondence between McWilliams and Japanese American evacuees, relocation camp newspapers and other publications, two copies of his book, and five copies of the 1994 videocassette (40 min.), Something Strong Within.
13 pages, typescript, 11 x 8.5 inches
Identity and values--Nisei
World War II--Incarceration camps--Incarcerees
World War II--Military service
Washington D.C.
Incarceration Camps--Heart Mountain
Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library
California State University Japanese American Digitization Project
War Relocation Authority Records

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