Free to Die for Their Country

Free to Die for Their Country : The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World War II

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In the spring of 1942, the federal government forced West Coast Japanese Americans into detainment camps on suspicion of disloyalty. Two years later, the government demanded even more, drafting them into the same military that had been guarding them as subversives. Most of these Americans complied, but "Free to Die for Their Country" is the first book to tell the powerful story of those who refused. Based on years of research and personal interviews, Eric L. Muller recreates the emotions and events that followed the arrival of those draft notices revealing a dark and complex chapter of America's history.

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 162.1 x 214.9 x 19.6mm | 344.74g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0226548236
  • 9780226548234

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One of the Washington Post's Top Nonfiction Titles of 2001 In 1942, the federal government forced West Coast Japanese Americans into detainment camps on suspicion of disloyalty. Two years later, it demanded even more, drafting them into the same military that had been guarding them as subversives. Most of these Americans complied, but "Free to Die for Their Country" is the first book to tell the powerful story of those who refused.

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About Eric Muller

Eric L. Muller is a professor of law at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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