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New Online Encyclopedia documents the Japanese American WWII exclusion and incarceration experience

Densho Encyclopedia
This free on-line resource documents the history of the Japanese American WWII exclusion and incarceration experience. The Densho Encyclopedia is edited by Brian Niiya, Director of Content at Densho, a Japanese American Legacy Project. The work covers key concepts, people, events, and organizations that played a role in the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The reviewed articles are written by a wide range of contributors, and are enhanced with photos, documents and video drawn from Densho’s digital archives and other sources.

The Densho Encyclopedia is designed and written for a non-specialist audience that includes high school and college students and instructors, multiple generations of Nikkei community members, confinement sites preservation groups, amateur and professional historians, librarians, journalists, documentarians, and the general public.


From the Densho Encyclopedia…

A newly arrived family being escorted by a volunteer guide to their assigned location in the barracks, photographer Dorothea Lange, May 20, 1942, Sacramento Assembly Center, California. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, Ctrl. #: NWDNS-210-G-C483, NARA ARC #: 537796, WRA, Photographer Dorothea Lange

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