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Community Newspapers and the Japanese-American Incarceration Camps

Community, Not Controversy

Ronald Bishop - With Morgan Dudkewitz; Alissa Falcone and Renee Daggett

Community Newspapers and the Japanese-American Incarceration Camps examines the rhetoric and journalistic approach of the local papers and how they informed the communities just outside their walls. This book will appeal to scholars of history and journalism. « less more »
Lexington Books
Pages: 372Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4985-1107-0 • Hardback • June 2015 • $110.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-4985-2103-1 • Paperback • March 2017 • $49.99 • (£32.95)
978-1-4985-1108-7 • eBook • June 2015 • $46.99 • (£31.95)
Ronald Bishop is professor in the Department of Communication, Drexel University

Renee Daggett, Morgan Dudewitz, and Alissa Falcone are recent graduates of Drexel University.
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  2. Manzanar: Picnics and Parties
  3. Tule Lake: Unscheduled Enlargements
  4. Tule Lake: Normal Human Beings
  5. Gila River: A Typical Cross-Section of America
  6. Minidoka: Well-Timed Publicity
  7. Heart Mountain: Little More Than Minutes
  8. Amache: Anything But a Normal Town
  9. Topaz: A Very Tragic Thing
  10. Rohwer and Jerome: A World Unto Itself
Ron Bishop offers an in-depth, well-researched look at the way community newspapers covered the construction of incarceration camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. Very accessible and thought-provoking, this book broadens our understanding of journalism’s role in our communities.

Elliot King, Loyola University Maryland

A devastating portrait of community newspaper editors, and public relations practitioners during World War II.
Dane S. Claussen, Shanghai International Studies University