"At last, Eric Muller shines new light on the U.S. government's failed attempt to define 'loyalty' among a supposed 'enemy race' during wartime…an important historical lesson we must never forget and an injustice we must never repeat."
Densho presents legal scholar and historian Eric Muller at 2:00pm, Sunday, December 9, at the University of Washington's Ethnic Cultural Center / Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE. Muller will speak about his latest book, American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World War II. When the U.S. government forced 70,000 American citizens of Japanese ancestry into detention camps in 1942, it created administrative tribunals to pass judgment on who was loyal and who was disloyal. American Inquisition is the only study of the Japanese American incarceration to examine the complex inner workings of the most draconian system of loyalty screening that the American government has ever deployed against its own citizens. Historian Roger Daniels will introduce Muller. This event is free and open to the general public. Books will be available for purchase. The University of Washington American Ethnic Studies Department is copresenter.
This event is free of charge. No tickets are required. Seating is unreserved.
Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle. Driving directions and map available at http://depts.washington.edu/ecc/.
The University of Washington American Ethnic Studies Department is the campus sponsor for the event.
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