Abstract

My Senior Independent Study will take an in depth look at the Tule Lake Japanese internment camp during World War II. After a brief historical overview how internment camps came into existence, the reader will learn about the hardships of regular internment and how Tule Lake would transform from being a regular internment camp into a segregation camp. This Independent Study questions how the environment of both inside and outside of Tule Lake affected Japanese internees. After carefully examining the environment during both internment and segregation periods, this manuscript will show how the conditions at Tule Lake not only caused Japanese internees to rise together and unite against the War Relocation Authority, but also paradoxically how it caused some Japanese internees to turn against each other.

Advisor

Flaschka, Monika

Department

History

Disciplines

United States History

Publication Date

2012

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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