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USF History Professor Christopher D. O'Sullivan on The U.S's decision for Japanese Internment Camps

USF History Professor Christopher D. O'Sullivan on The U.S's decision for Japanese Internment Camps | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"On Dec. 4, 1941, three days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Frank Knox, the secretary of the Navy, assured those gathered at a private dinner party of administration officials that wherever the Japanese struck, “the Navy is ready … it is not going to be caught napping.”

 

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"With his words,” writes University of San Francisco historian Christopher D. O’Sullivan in his upcoming biography of Knox, the wartime secretary of the Navy “played a major, ignominious role in one of the most egregious civil rights violations of the war: the internment of Japanese Americans.”

“The alarm Knox had rung gave immediate credence to the view that ethnic Japanese on the mainland were a palpable threat and danger,” concluded the 1982 report of the Wartime Relocation Commission, which recommended reparations for those interned, which were ultimately paid by an act of Congress."

 

[Via @washingtonpost]

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USF Politics Professor Jeffrey Paller Talks Urbanization

USF Politics Professor Jeffrey Paller Talks Urbanization | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"More than 75 percent of the globe will live in cities by the year 2050. This week in Quito, Ecuador, Habitat III, the United Nations’ third Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, convenes to plan for continued global urbanization."

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"Most of the policymaking and theorizing on urban development focuses on global markets, formal institutional reforms and urban planning. But political scientists can inform these debates through the use of field research, as well as systematic analysis on urban governance and the politics of resource distribution."

 

[Via @washingtonpost] 

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