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By Eric L. Muller

ISBN-10: 0807831735

ISBN-13: 9780807831731

American Inquisition: the quest for eastern American Disloyalty in global warfare II ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ, ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: The collage of North Carolina PressАвтор(ы): Eric L. MullerЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2007Количество страниц: 214ISBN: 978-0-8078-3173-1Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 1.25 mb RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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Predictably, these incidents and the incendiary press coverage led politicians into the fray. ≤≠ The first of these, by a Senate military a√airs subcommittee headed by Kentucky senator Albert B. ≤≤ As it happened, segregation of the disloyal was an idea that had been circulating within the wra and the military since the spring of 1942. Kenneth Ringle, the navy intelligence o≈cer who had so closely studied the Japanese American community before the outbreak of war, was detailed to the wra for a short time in mid-1942 to assist the agency in developing a plan for the uprooted Japanese Americans.

But some in the wra, the military, and the public at large were pressing for the possibility of at least selective release, while others were demanding continued incarceration and selective segregation. What all of these pressures had in common, however, was their vocabulary: all debate about freedom or confinement for the Nisei became a discussion about Nisei loyalty. As noted earlier, when General DeWitt ordered the exclusion of the Nisei from the West Coast in March of 1942, he had grounded his order on a presumption of Nisei disloyalty.

That was not the end of the matter of segregation, however. While the wra bristled at the suggestions that were coming from the military, what the wra objected to was more their source than their substance. As it happened, in late 1942 and early 1943, wra was deep in internal discussion about its own ideas for segregating and more closely confining some of the internees. Interestingly, however, the impetus to segregate came from the bottom up, rather than the top down. ≤π The sta√ of Myer’s ten relocation centers, however, felt otherwise.

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