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Finding Aid for the Lincoln Kanai papers, 1938-1946, (bulk 1942-1945)
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Correspondence, primarily of Lincoln Kanai, governmental documents, pamphlets and bulletins relating to the relocation and internment of Japanese and Japanese Americans during WWII.
Ten weeks after the United States declared war, President Roosevelt signed Executive order 9066 which gave the Secretary of War and military commanders the power to exclude any persons from designated areas, primarily along the west coast, in order to secure national defense. From December 7, 1941 until September 29, 1947 both Japanese and Japanese Americans were evacuated from the areas in which they lived and forced to relocate to designated relocation camps where they were detained. This was primarily overseen by the War Relocation Authority. Protest against Japanese and Japanese American internment, most commonly came in the form of court challenges to curfew and relocation. One of the more well known cases of protest was that of Lincoln Kanai, a U.S. citizen who failed to leave San Francisco after the order to evacuate was made mandatory for Japanese Americans or the Nisei generation.
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