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Inside America's Concentration Camps: Two Centuries of Internment and Torture

Format: 
Size: 
308 pages
ISBN: 
9781556528064
Year: 
2010
Price: $24.95 (USD)

Exploring the history and tragedy of concentration camps that were built, staged, and filled with adults and children under the orders of the U.S. government, this vivid narrative brings the stories of victims and flaws of American government to life. Beginning in the 1830s with the imprisonment of Native Americans, this investigation details the camps that reappeared during World War II with the round-up of Japanese Americans, German Americans, Italian Americans, and Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, as well as more recently during the Bush administration with the construction of new concentration camps in Cuba. The moving personal experiences of those imprisoned in the camps, including accounts of how the U.S. government removed children of Japanese ancestry from orphanages only to replace them in camps, are revealed within this eye-opening history. Both heartbreaking and inspirational, this authoritative record of survival suggests a call to action for those who read it.

This fully updated edition of Chomsky's classic dissection of terrorism explores the role of the U.S. in the Middle East and reveals how the media are used to manipulate public opinion about what constitutes "terrorism." With several new chapters as well as the original sections on Iran and the bombing of Libya, this is a brilliant account of the workings of state terrorism by the world's foremost critic of U.S. imperialism.

What People Are Saying

"James Dickerson has opened long-closed doors to detail our nation's shameful reliance on concentration camp justice in time of war and internal division. This book should be required reading in every American high school and college—and for every President." —Hodding Carter III, author, journalist, educator, and former U.S. assistant secretary of state for public affairs

"Points us to a future where fear and failed political leadership continue plans for concentration camps, continue to threaten individual liberties, and allow bad things to happen to good people; stories until now related only by those who had suffered from behind the razor wire fences." —Mayumi Nakazawa, author, Yuri: The Life and Times of Yuri Kochiyama

"James Dickerson is ringing out a warning—the light that we see at the end of the tunnel has turned out to be a train after all. A train which, if not stopped, will take away our freedom, our way of life, and finally us." —Steve Gardner, author, Rambling Mind

About the Author

James L. Dickerson is an investigative journalist and the author of Devil’s Sanctuary, North to Canada, and Yellow Fever. He was a staff writer at the Clarion-Ledger/Jackson Daily News, the Commercial Appeal, the Delta Democrat-Times, the Greenwood Commonwealth, and the Tallahassee Democrat.