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Uprooted On The 75th Anniversary Of The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor Comes A Harrowing And Enlightening Look At The Internment Of Japanese Americans During World War II From National Book Award Finalist Albert Marrin Just Seventy Five Years Ago, The American Government Did Something That Most Would Consider Unthinkable Today It Rounded Up Over 100,000 Of Its Own Citizens Based On Nothing Than Their Ancestry And, Suspicious Of Their Loyalty, Kept Them In Concentration Camps For The Better Part Of Four Years How Could This Have Happened Uprooted Takes A Close Look At The History Of Racism In America And Carefully Follows The Treacherous Path That Led One Of Our Nation S Most Beloved Presidents To Make This Decision Meanwhile, It Also Illuminates The History Of Japan And Its Own Struggles With Racism And Xenophobia, Which Led To The Bombing Of Pearl Harbor, Ultimately Tying The Two Countries Together Today, America Is Still Filled With Racial Tension, And Personal Liberty In Wartime Is As Relevant A Topic As Ever Moving And Impactful, National Book Award Finalist Albert Marrin S Sobering Exploration Of This Monumental Injustice Shines As Bright A Light On Current Events As It Does On The Past.


10 thoughts on “Uprooted

  1. says:

    Overall, I felt that Marrin provided a lot of background to what led to the government s mistreatment of Japanese Americans and he was also very clear that it was a mistake and violated Constitutional rights I expect this to end up on year end best lists and maybe even award lists at ALA Midwinter.However, there s one relatively small matter that annoys and angers me, especially in a book about prejudice As Marrin explains how white gold prospectors saw California as a white paradise and clashed with the Native American tribes already living in the area, he lists some of the names the whites called the Maidu, Miwok, Pomo, and other tribes living in areas destined to become goldfields p 46 These include slurs often used for other groups, like beasts, swine, snakes, pigs, baboons, apes, and gorillas The common name, however, was Diggers, because they dug up edible roots p.46 Marrin himself then goes on to call these tribespeople Diggers, sans quotes, for...


  2. says:

    Richie s Picks UPROOTED THE JAPANESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE DURING WORLD WAR II by Albert Marrin, Knopf, October 2016, 256p., ISBN 978 0 553 50936 6 A prominent supporter of Donald J Trump drew concern and condemnation from advocates for Muslims rights on Wednesday after he cited World War II era Japanese American internment camps as a precedent for an immigrant registry suggested by a member of the president elect s transition team We ve done it based on race, we ve done it based on religion, we ve done it based on region, Mr Carl Higbie saidWe did it during World War II with Japanese He stood by his comments in a phone interview on Thursday morning, saying that he had been alluding to the fact that the Supreme Court had upheld things as horrific as Japanese internment camps New York Times, 11 17 16, Trump Camp s Talk of Registry and Japanese Internment Raises Muslims Fears The whole world is festering with unhappy souls,The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles.Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch,And I don t like anybody very much Sheldon Harnick, The Merry Minuet, popularized in 1959 by The Kingston Trio Rightly called humanity s most dangerous myth, racism has no scientific basis Modern genetics, neuroscience, and physiology have proved that there are no basic differe...


  3. says:

    When I finished this I wanted to turn around and reread it again I really liked author Albert Marrin s turn of phrases and found myself wanting to write them down I read it on the elliptical machine and writing notes wasn t in my wheels I m not that skilled at multi tasking The overall message is that racism exists all over the world and that people need to learn from the past or they will repeat it The framework of the book begins with racist views promoted by the Japanese during World War II in Japan, a bit of China, Germany, and last America The views in America and the questionable decisions by leaders to incarcerate Japanese Americans without due process during WWII is brought to light Marrin puts the issues in historical context and shows how the actions by leaders and the justice system as well as the use of media influenced and later changed the public s mind to overturn the unjust laws infringing on civil rights He points out leaders that had racist v...


  4. says:

    I swear sometimes the nonfiction aimed at a younger audience is a better read than the stuff meant for adults Marrin lays out the important details of the relationship between the Japanese, the Chinese, and White Americans, and how all of those came together to lead towards Japanese internment in WW II Marrin also explores the various ways Japanese citizens were discriminated against before and after the war and takes time to showcase the Japanese Americans who still served th...


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    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, war hysteria ran rampant Unfortunately for Japanese Americans living in the United States that meant facing increasing prejudice and mistreatment On February 29, 1942, Franklin D Roosevelt, then President of the United States, issued Executive Order 9066 calling for all necessary measures to protect the country, especially military areas The purpose of the order was to justify moving all Japanese American people living on the mainland to what were called internment camps really concentration camps Marrin presents a thorough look at what lead up to this decision going back to our encounters with the Japanese in the 1880s , what happened as a result of that decision the creation and filling of the camps , and what happened afterward This compelling narrative holds nothing back, providing a look at blatant racism as a cause of Japanese Americans being uprooted, but also the cause of Japanese aggression and brutality during the war Some of the s...


  6. says:

    Important book It literally gave me nightmares War is insanity, 20th century left no doubts about that, but this book, with its patient explanations of causes and reasons that lie beneath the course global politics took in the WW2, gives insight into darkness that is in every human A darkness that will bloom into hysteria, racism, hate and destruction of life if individuals are blinded by manipulated propaganda, groupthink and the lowest urges This is ultimately not about who was right or wrong, or wronged There is no difference between people who stand under different banners i...


  7. says:

    Marrin details the history of US concentration camps for Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Focusing on racism, the author presents detailed histories of Japan, China and the US He asks important questions like, how could this have happened, by ex...


  8. says:

    So thorough and the amount of research is amazing I particularly enjoyed the brief yet detailed and very readable history of Japan, which I didn t really know much about Marrin has a brief chapter at the end about 9 11 and American Muslims Would be great for middle school and up.


  9. says:

    This was first a very big picture, context providing summary of relevant race and international relations throughout history and then afterward, a bit about WWII For such a short non fiction work, I suppose I was hoping for detail about the actual Japanese American Experience concentration camps, military translators and soldiers, etc and less about the Opium Wars and Jim Crow laws there are other hopefully specific boo...


  10. says:

    With gracefully page turning prose, Uprooted explores how racism, history, and cycles of oppression led to America s darkest moment the internment of innocent Japanese Americans during World War II Through well curated photography and intriguing sidebars, Uprooted sends an especially relevant messa...