Rose Masters is a Park Ranger specializing in oral history at Manzanar National Historic Site. In this interview Rose talks about the conditions that led to the signing of Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the eviction of ethnically Japanese Americans from the Western United States and the incarceration of nearly 70,000 American citizens.
Learn how this episode destroyed a pioneering American agricultural community and what we can do to avoid repeating in the future what President Gerald Ford called a “setback to fundamental American principles.”
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The resources Rose recommends in this interview are:
The Library of Congress
The National Archives
Only What We Could Carry
Children of Manzanar
Personal Justice Denied
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