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Review: Japanese American Relocation in World War II: A Reconsideration by Roger W. Lotchin

Review: Japanese American Relocation in World War II: A Reconsideration by Roger W. Lotchin BOOK REVIEWS 475 Rosina Lozano is Associate Professor of Latino history at Princeton University with a research and teaching focus on Mexican American history, the American West, migration and immigration, and comparative studies in race and ethnicity. Her publications include An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States (published by The University of California Press in April 2018). Currently, she is working on a book which tells the story of the ever-changing relationship between Mexican Americans and Native peoples from 1848 through the 1970s. JAPANESE AMERICAN RELOCATION IN WORLD WAR II: A Reconsidera- tion. By Roger W. Lotchin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, 362 pp. $32.99 paper). Reviewed by Precious Yamaguchi. In his book, Japanese American Relocation in World War II: A Reconsideration, Roger W. Lotchin challenges the way racism has been amplified within the frame- work of the history on Japanese Ameri- can relocation. Through examining a thorough history of United States and Japan’s international relations prior to World War II and with the attempt to val- orize the prominence of nationalism and the bombing of Pearl Harbor as the justi- fication for imprisonment of Japanese Americans, Lotchin presents a provoca- tive hypothesis, providing insight http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern California Quarterly University of California Press

Review: Japanese American Relocation in World War II: A Reconsideration by Roger W. Lotchin

Southern California Quarterly , Volume 101 (4): 3 – Nov 1, 2019

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University of California Press
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© 2019 by The Historical Society of Southern California
ISSN
0038-3929
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2162-8637
DOI
10.1525/scq.2019.101.4.475
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Abstract

BOOK REVIEWS 475 Rosina Lozano is Associate Professor of Latino history at Princeton University with a research and teaching focus on Mexican American history, the American West, migration and immigration, and comparative studies in race and ethnicity. Her publications include An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States (published by The University of California Press in April 2018). Currently, she is working on a book which tells the story of the ever-changing relationship between Mexican Americans and Native peoples from 1848 through the 1970s. JAPANESE AMERICAN RELOCATION IN WORLD WAR II: A Reconsidera- tion. By Roger W. Lotchin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, 362 pp. $32.99 paper). Reviewed by Precious Yamaguchi. In his book, Japanese American Relocation in World War II: A Reconsideration, Roger W. Lotchin challenges the way racism has been amplified within the frame- work of the history on Japanese Ameri- can relocation. Through examining a thorough history of United States and Japan’s international relations prior to World War II and with the attempt to val- orize the prominence of nationalism and the bombing of Pearl Harbor as the justi- fication for imprisonment of Japanese Americans, Lotchin presents a provoca- tive hypothesis, providing insight

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Published: Nov 1, 2019

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