By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans, Talk by Author Greg Robinson, 1/12/2005

BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT: FDR AND THE INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE AMERICANS

Talk by Author Greg Robinson

Wednesday, January 12, 2005
7:00 p.m. at the University of Washington Ethnic Cultural Theatre

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Event Overview

President Roosevelt's decision to exclude all Japanese Americans from the West Coast and incarcerate them without trial still has supporters, decades after the congressional Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians declared the camps unnecessary and unjust. To advance understanding of Roosevelt's actions, we are pleased to welcome Greg Robinson, assistant professor of history at the University of Quebec, author of By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans (Harvard University Press, 2001). Publishers Weekly calls his book a "lucid, comprehensive and balanced examination" of Roosevelt's decision and the influences upon him: "Conscientious arguments and meticulous documentation movingly clarify a little-understood failure of American democracy."

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Program

6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m.Introduction by Executive Director Tom Ikeda
7:15 p.m.Greg Robinson speaks about his research and book
8:00 p.m.Book signing


Admission

This event is free of charge. No tickets are required. Seating is unreserved.


Directions

Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle. Driving directions and map available at http://depts.washington.edu/ecc/theatre.htm.


Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to join other community members and help run this fun event, please contact Leslie Arai at leslie.arai@densho.org.


Event Co-sponsors

The University of Washington American Ethnic Studies Department is the campus sponsor for the event.

The Elliott Bay Book Company is providing books for this event. Order the book on-line through Elliot Bay Book Company.


Questions?

For more information, contact Densho at 206-320-0095 or info@densho.org.



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