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Race, Rights, Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Race, Rights, Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment is the first comprehensive course book that provides critical examination of the Asian-American legal experience, and the legal, social and ethical ramifications of the internment of Japanese- Americans during World War II and the successful reparations movement of the 1980s. Appropriate for a diverse set of law school and non-legal courses, it'supplements carefully contextualized case law and social policies with dramatic oral histories, essays, commentary and photographs sure to stimulate class discussion.

The Second Edition represents a substantial revision of the original course book. Several new chapters expressly link the Japanese-American internment cases and redress to the civil liberties and national security issues raised post-9/11, making Asian-American legal history even more relevant to significant contemporary controversies. Other key updates to first edition material include an even more comprehensive Overview Chapter and the addition of recent scholarly and judicial treatment of the World War II and coram nobis internment cases.


  • The only course book that covers Asian-American legal history and reparations.
  • Accessible, multidisciplinary approach appeals to scholars, students and instructors of ethnic studies, history, sociology, as well as law and legal studies.
  • Contextualizes internment and reparations to facilitate understanding of what happened and why, including an overview chapter with key details and timelines.
  • Examines how social policy and politics both enabled and constrained legal decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Discusses "headline" topics, such as redress for governmental misconduct and the national security implications of the Japanese-American experience.
  • Provocative oral histories, litigation documents, photographs, essays and commentary that enrich class discussion of judicial decisions.
  • Flexible, modular organization accommodates the focus and interests of different courses and instructors.
  • Authors' website provides updates and additional information.

The Second Edition has been substantially revised with new chapters and updated material, including:

  • An even more comprehensive overview chapter covering the text's larger themes and significant legal specifics.
  • Completely new chapters replace old ones to expressly link the internment cases and Japanese-American redress to post-9/11 national security/civil liberties issues and to U.S. and International Reparations/Reconciliation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454808206
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Series: Aspen Coursebook
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Chapter 1. Overview

Chapter 2. History and Context

Chapter 3. The Internment Cases

Chapter 4. The Internment Camps

Chapter 5. The Coram Nobis Cases

Chapter 6. Japanese American Internment Redress: The President and Congress

Chapter 7. Social Justice Implications of Internment Redress

Chapter 8. National Securities And Civil Liberties Implications Post-9/11

Chapter 9. Judicial Scrutiny and Government Accountability: The Korematsu Amicus Brief in Rasul v. Bush

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