The Wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans

When we think about World War II, we often picture a war that happened mostly overseas, and we think of our country’s involvement as primarily positive. But, if you’ve been tuning in to Here’s Where It Gets Interesting for a while, you know that to truly understand American history, we need to take a deeper look.

In our 15-part series, Resilience, we learn more about the strength shown by the 120 thousand Japanese Americans who were forcibly removed from their homes, their neighborhoods, their jobs, and their schools.

Sharon and her expert guests talk listeners through the early days of Asian immigration through the attack on Pearl Harbor. Learn about the mass hysteria and propaganda that helped fuel the public’s opinion that removing Japanese Americans from the West Coast was the right course of action.