10-08-08 Culture Wars (Japanese Interment and Migrant Mother)

10-08-08 Culture Wars (Japanese Interment and Migrant Mother)

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Japanese Interment Michael deGroot 10-08-08 Culture Wars 1. Japanese Interment 1. Bombing of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 1. After the attack, the US Enters the WWII 1. Before the attack, numerous groups debated whether or not we should deploy truths. At this time, we had been supplying munitions to our allied nations. 2. Surprise Attack on the US after Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 3. Two photographers of explosion 1. First photograph is Artillery Getting Struck 1
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Japanese Interment 2. “Pledge of Allegiance at Raphael Elementary School, A Few Weeks Before Evacuation/One Nation Indivisible” April 20, 1942, Dorothea Lange 2
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Japanese Interment 1. Artist Information 1. Working for the OWI, Lange must be careful because the government doesn’t hire photographers to critique their polices. 2. Because she has an amazing eye for composition, she knows how to capture certain groups of people to convey specific message. 2. Rhetorical Strategy 1. This photographs about patriotism – a Japanese girls stand at the center of her class in the center of the photograph before she is deported to Japanese internment camps. 2. This not segregated classroom – a collection of different races are present – but soon the girl will be segregated and transported. 3. Historical Information on Interment 1. After the Japanese Attack, there was enormous anxieties about the Japanese living the united states working with the enemy. 2. On the coast, American feared Japanese Deception; that is, we saw the Japanese as evil no matter their legal status or years of citizenship. Ancestry of Japanese was enough to fight the Us. 3. Rolling Evacuation – Individuals moved in Waves 4. No one killed in the internment camps but the situation was dehumanizing. 3
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Japanese Interment 5. Throughout History, the Chinese are targets for discrimination and the Japanese were considered the Good Asians, but this reverse in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. 1. During WWII, Many Japanese tried to pass as Chinese and American worried about being tell the difference between Japanese and Chinese. 6. Interments camps ended in 1945 4
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Japanese Interment 4. Civilian Explus Order No. 5, 1942 1. Description of the Image 5
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Japanese Interment 1. Sign calling for people of Japanese Ancestry whether America Citizens or not to be evacuated from the designed area above.
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