American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World War II, Talk by Author Eric Muller, 12/9/2007

American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World War II

Talk by Author Eric Muller

Sunday, December 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
The University of Washington Ethnic Cultural Theatre
3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle, WA

Map and Directions

Download press release [pdf]

Listen to the program (1:19:43):

[ mp3 ] Downloadable MP3 audio (36.5MB)


Event Overview

"At last, Eric Muller shines new light on the U.S. government's failed attempt to define 'loyalty' among a supposed 'enemy race' during wartime…an important historical lesson we must never forget and an injustice we must never repeat."
  -- Norman Y. Mineta

Densho presents legal scholar and historian Eric Muller at 2:00pm, Sunday, December 9, at the University of Washington's Ethnic Cultural Center / Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE. Muller will speak about his latest book, American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World War II. When the U.S. government forced 70,000 American citizens of Japanese ancestry into detention camps in 1942, it created administrative tribunals to pass judgment on who was loyal and who was disloyal. American Inquisition is the only study of the Japanese American incarceration to examine the complex inner workings of the most draconian system of loyalty screening that the American government has ever deployed against its own citizens. Historian Roger Daniels will introduce Muller. This event is free and open to the general public. Books will be available for purchase. The University of Washington American Ethnic Studies Department is copresenter.

>> For more information from the publisher

>> For an interview with Eric Muller [pdf]

>> Downloadable MP3 audio (36.5MB) [ mp3 ]


Program

1:30 p.m. Doors open
2:00 p.m.Introduction by historian Roger Daniels
2:15 p.m.Eric Muller speaks about his research and book
3:00 p.m.Audience questions
3:20 p.m.Book signing


Admission

This event is free of charge. No tickets are required. Seating is unreserved.


Directions

Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle. Driving directions and map available at http://depts.washington.edu/ecc/.


Event Co-sponsors

The University of Washington American Ethnic Studies Department is the campus sponsor for the event.

The University Book Store is providing books for this event. Order the book online through the University Book Store.


Questions?

For more information, contact Densho at 206-320-0095 or [email protected].



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