Conrat, Maisie and Richard.
Executive Order 9066.
San Francisco, California Historical Society, 1972. Photo essay, with appropriate text, of American concentration camp life. Excellent for discussions.
Cushman, Robert F.
Leading Constitutional Decisions.
New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1971. Summary of landmark decisions of Supreme Court.
The Politics of Prejudice.
Gloucester, Mass: Peter Smith, 1966. California’s anti-Japanese movement traced from its beginning in the late 19th century.
Concentration Camps U.S.A.: Japanese Americans and World War II.
New York, Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1972.
A study of the conditions and personalities that led to internment, camp life and postwar aftermath.
The Decision to Relocate the Japanese Americans.
New York, J.B. Lipincott Co., 1975. Through official documents and letters traces the decision making process leading to relocation.
The Quiet Americans.
New York, William Morrow and Company Inc., 1959. History of the Japanese in America from immigration through the 1960’s.
Kitano, Harry H.L.
Japanese Americans: The Evolution of a Subculture.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice-Hall Inc., 1959. A social-psychological study of the Japanese Americans.
Rostow, Eugene V. “The Japanese American Cases—A Disaster.”
Yale Law Journal.
54, Number 3, June 1945. Presents a legal and constitutional view of the evacuation of the Japanese Americans from the West Coast.
tenBroek, Jacobus, Edward N. Barnhart and Floyd Matson.
War and the Constitution.
Berkeley, University of California Press, 1954. Focuses on the forces which produced and allowed the internment of Japanese Americans.
Thomas, Dorothy S. and Richard Nishimoto.
Berkeley, University of California Press, 1946. Focus is on the detention of Japanese Americans.
Bosworth, Allen R.
American Concentration Camps
. W.W. Norton, 1967. An easy to read narrative of life in the concentration camps during World War II.
A History of the Japanese in the U.S.
Scholastic Book Service, 1972. Excellent basic reading text for all levels.
Houston, James and Jeanne W.
Farewell to Manzanar.
Houghton Mifflin, 1973, paperback. The personal story of Jeanne Houston’s family and life in the Manzanar camp.
. University of Illinois Press, 1973. Life in the Tanforan camp.
Arno Press 1946. Camp life as seen by an inmate through narrative and art.
. University of Washington Press, 1953. The story of a Northwest Japanese American girl.
Journey to Topaz
. Charles Scribner’s Sons. Low level book showing the hardships of one family.