A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America

A lunchtime talk by Greg Robinson, Associate Professor of History at the Université du Québec à Montréal, about his critically acclaimed new book, A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America.

The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. A Tragedy of Democracy offers not only a bold new understanding of these events but also the first transnational history of confinement, comparing removal of ethnic Japanese in the United States, Canada and Mexico and viewing it alongside military dictatorship in wartime Hawaii.

 
Date and Time:
 Wednesday, February 24, 2010.  12:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.25 hour(s).
Location:
The Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460-4th floor)  [Map]
Audience:
Faculty/Staff
Students
Category:
Lectures/Readings
Sponsor:
Stanford's Program in American Studies
Contact:
Admission:
Open to Stanford students and faculty. RSVP requested: jan.hafner@stanford.edu
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February 11, 2010