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Where Clouds Meet the Water

Contag, Kimberly and James Grabowska. Where Clouds Meet the Water. Inkwater Press, 2004. Where the Clouds Meet the Water follows the historical journey of the German Ecuadorian widower, Ernst Contag, and his four young children from their home in the South American Andes to Nazi Germany in 1942. Blacklisted as an enemy alien, Ernst Contag and […]

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Una Storia Segreta: the Secret history of Italian American Evacuation and Internment during World War II

DiStasi, Lawrence, ed. Una Storia Segreta: the Secret history of Italian American Evacuation and Internment during World War II. Heyday Books, Berkeley, California, 2001. It is little known that Italian Americans had been interned, evacuated and otherwise restricted during World War II. In California, Italian resident aliens were subjected to an 8PM to 6AM curfew, there […]

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We Were Not the Enemy: Remembering the United States’ Latin-American Civilian Internment Program of World War II

Donald, Heidi Gurcke. We Were Not the Enemy: Remembering the United States’ Latin-American Civilian Internment Program of World War II. iUniverse.com, 2006. (a family memoir) Visit the Book’s Website The United States clandestinely funds the operation of a huge prison in Cuba. Men, women, and children are spirited away from their homes and imprisoned indefinitely. No […]

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Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams: The Disrupted Lives of Families in America’s Internment Camps

Estlack, Russell. Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams: The Disrupted Lives of Families in America’s Internment Camps. Bonneville Books, Cedar Fort, Inc., Springville, Utah, 2011. Anti-communist paranoia during World War II led to the internment of thousands of German-Americans in prison camps throughout the United States. Purposely forgotten by many, Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams gives a voice to those silenced for […]

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Guerra Mundial: Lista Negra en Ecuador

Estrada, Jenny. II Guerra Mundial: Lista Negra en Ecuador. Poligráfica,Guayaquil, 2006. (Available through author: ajennye@ecua.net.ec) Guerra Mundial: Lista Negra en Ecuador, authored by the Guayaquil historian Jenny Estrada Ruiz, was translated into Dutch and circulates in some countries of the European Community. Other editions, in German and English, are being planned. Estrada says that the Dutch translation was […]

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Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America

Feldman, Jay. Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America. Pantheon Books, New York, 2011. (Chapters nine and ten deal with WWII internment/relocation programs.) In this wide-ranging history, Jay Feldman takes us from the run-up to World War I and its anti-German hysteria through the September 11 attacks and Arizona’s current anti-immigration movement. […]

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UnCivil Liberties: Italian Americans Under Siege during World War II

Fox, Stephen. UnCivil Liberties: Italian Americans Under Siege during World War II. Universal Publishers, 2000. (revised and updated edition of The Unknown Internment: An Oral History of the Relocation of Italian Americans during World War II. Twayne Publishers, Boston, 1990.) While the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II is a well-known blemish on American history, […]

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