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Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945

Aug 14, 2012 — Bill Manbo, an auto mechanic from Riverside, Calif., took photos of life inside a Japanese-American internment camp after he and his family were forced to move to Wyoming during World War II. These rare color photographs are now compiled in a new book called Colors of Confinement.
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Sep 30, 2011 — The Chinese-American tale Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is on the list for an 85th week.
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May 12, 2010 — After the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, the U.S. government relocated 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry from their homes on the West Coast to desolate inland areas of the U.S. The Art of Gaman is a new exhibit that showcases works of art created by internees during this dark chapter of U.S. history.
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Feb 7, 2009 — Host Scott Simon talks with first time novelist Jamie Ford about his book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The book reflects some of Ford's own family history, his fascination with Seattle, his passion for jazz, and buried secrets in families that sometimes come spilling out.
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Dec 20, 2008 — Read an excerpt from Farewell to Manzanar and hear co-author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston discuss her experiences and the book.
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Dec 11, 2006 — Our book critic continues her list of the year's best in books. This time, she tells us about her favorites in mysteries and nonfiction.
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