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1. The Spectacle of Japanese American Trauma: Racial Performativity and World War II

by Emily Roxworthy

This book explores the U.S. government’s internment of Japanese Americans as traumatic spectacle, where the country’s intense and phobic focus on this group of people turned every aspect of their lives into a performance for a national audience. Through the critical lens of performance, Roxworthy examines various ways in which the internees at the Manzanar and Tule Lake camps negotiated and expressed the conflicting racial, national, and generational pressures they endured during this ordeal.

Dr. Roxworthy’s book is also available on

2. Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in WWII Arkansas

A Project of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

3. U.S. National Park Service – Information on Arkansas Internment Camps

Rohwer Relocation Center in Desha County, AR

Jerome Relocation Center in Chicot and Drew Counties, AR

4. U.S. National Park Service – Virtual tour of Manzanar Camp, Owens Valley, California

5. The Japanese American National Museum

6. Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project

7. The University of California’s Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives (JARDA)

8. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

9. The Delta Cultural Center

Major Supporters:

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San Diego Supercomputer Center

San Diego Supercomputer Center

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

We the People

NEH’s We The People Program

UC San Diego

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR)

UALR Life Interrupted Project

UALR Special Collections at Ottenheimer Library

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