Author's Book Explores Internment Of Japanese-Mexicans During WWII

Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Updated: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:05pm

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"Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897–1945" by Jerry Garcia

The often heartbreaking stories of Japanese-Americans who were put in internment camps following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and during World War II have been told in recent years.

U.S. policy took people from their everyday lives and placed them in camps in Arizona and California, among other places.

But there were also Japanese-Mexicans who faced a similar fate during the early 1940s, and NAU Ethnic Studies Professor Jerry Garcia has written about that in his book, "Looking Like the Enemy."

And he’ll be talking about it on Tuesday evening as part of the Arizona Humanities Author and Talk series.

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