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America's Invisible Gulag

A Biography of German American Internment and Exclusion in World War II- Memory and History

by Stephen Fox (Author)
©2000 Textbook XXIV, 382 Pages

Summary

One of the least-known aspects of World War II is the internment of German «enemy aliens» in the United States. This narrative goes beyond other internment studies in its use of internee interviews and access to Justice and War Department personnel files. Fox concludes that rather than offering a reasonable assessment of the aliens’ danger to United States internal security, the Justice Department incarcerated them – and excluded several hundred United States citizens – because of their German backgrounds, alleged disloyal statements and associations, socioeconomic class, or their characters and personalities.

Details

Pages
XXIV, 382
Year
2000
ISBN (Softcover)
9780820449142
Language
English
Tags
personnel files internee interviews internal security
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2000. XXIV, 382 pp., 21 ill.

Biographical notes

Stephen Fox (Author)

The Author: After receiving a Ph.D. in history from the University of Cincinnati, Stephen Fox taught and wrote on American history for thirty years. He is the author of two previous books and numerous articles and reviews in professional journals. His most recent monograph, The Unknown Internment, republished as Un Civil Liberties, received an American Book Award in 1992.

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