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Japanese-American Incarceration: Reference Sources

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Subject encyclopedias are helpful for gathering background information on your topic. Find relevant details, dates, important names, suggested readings.

  • Credo Reference - With The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures: The Southwest , Encyclopedia of American Studies , Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, and more.
  • Densho Encyclopedia - A free on-line resource about the history of the Japanese American WWII exclusion and incarceration experience. This is a "live project" - the first version of the Encyclopedia officially launched September 1 with more than 300 articles. It is a continuing project with new articles and features being added on an ongoing basis.
  • Gale Virtual Reference - Includes Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library, Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice, Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, and Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics.

Japanese-American internment center 1

San Bruno California. 1942. Dorothea Lange, photographer. National Archives and Records Administration.

[Click on the photo for a Credo encyclopedia article on internment camps]