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Japanese internment broadside

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06360 Author/Creator: Place Written: Los Angeles, California Type: Broadsides Date: 3 May 1942 Pagination: 1 p. ; 33.6 x 21.6 cm.

Summary of Content: For "all persons of Japanese ancestry" in Los Angeles.


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: World War II, Civil Rights, Immigration and Migration, Military History, Government and Civics, Prisoner

Sub Era: World War II