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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In one of the blatant injustices in American history, 120,000 West Coast Japanese Americans were evacuated from their homes by military authorities just after the outbreak of World War II and interned in concentration camps. This episode was the culmination of decades of anti-Asian agitation and more immediate pressures by politicians, newspaper editors, farm and labor organizations, nativist groups, and military officials based on false accusations of Japanese American disloyalty and fifth-column activity by Japanese Americans.
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