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Japanese Internment Camp Yearbook]; Honda, Shinya, [editor]
Published by the Classes of 1944, McGehee, Ar. [116]pp. Printed in blue and black. Profusely illustrated. Quarto. Textured blue cardstock boards with plastic comb binding. Ink annotations and signatures throughout. Minor wear to boards. Two cracks to binding. Light tanning, a few ink stains and fingerprints. Very good. A heavily annotated yearbook for the second year of the high school (grades 10-12) of the Rohwer War Relocation Center. As with many internment camp yearbooks, it looks eerily like any other high school yearbook from the 1940s. Located in Desha County in rural southeastern Arkansas, Rohwer was in operation from 1942-45 and was one of ten camps at which Japanese Americans, both citizens and resident "aliens," were interned during World War II. Along with the nearby relocation camp at Jerome (also in Arkansas), Rohwer was the easternmost such camp in the internment system. In our experience, material from the Arkansas camps is less common than those located further west. By order of President Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066, all persons of Japanese ancestry were excluded from the west coast of the U.S., even though intelligence reports at the time found no evidence of fifth column activity among Japanese Americans (or Japanese immigrants) and advised against mass incarceration. At its height, Rohwer housed 8,475 Japanese Americans, predominantly from Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley. Each internment camp had its own schools and most produced yearbooks, just like any other school. Belonging to senior (summer class "S '44") Asako "Grayce/Grace" Onishi (192 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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