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Manufacturing "Military Necessity": Japanese American Internment during WWII

Lindsay Marlow

Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OSULP Speaker Series on Fake News

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that resulted in
the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans living on the West Coast. Forty years later, the
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians found that the internment "was
not justified by military necessity" but instead was the result of “race prejudice, war hysteria and a
failure of political leadership.” In this talk, OSU Associate Professor Patricia Sakurai will consider
the particular convergence of misinformation, political and business interests, news media, and
longstanding anti-Asian sentiment and legislation during the period.

Valley Library (campus map)
Willamette East and West Seminar
Lindsay Marlow
lindsay.marlow at oregonstate.edu