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A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America

Greg Robinson- Associate Professor of History ,Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Open to Stanford students and faculty only. RSVP requested: jan.hafner@stanford.edu

A lunchtime talk by Greg Robinson, Associate Professor of History at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, about his critically acclaimed new book, A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America.

The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. A Tragedy of Democracy offers not only a bold new understanding of these events but also the first transnational history of confinement, comparing removal of ethnic Japanese in the United States, Canada and Mexico and viewing it alongside military dictatorship in wartime Hawaii.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Building 460 - The Terrace Room (4th floor), Main Quad

Stanford's Program in American Studies