Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America’s Concentration Camps by Michi Nishiura Weglyn [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]
In this groundbreaking historical work, Michi Weglyn relies on careful research and documentation to reveal the abuses of power in the highest reaches of the U.S. government – a war hysteria-ridden government that failed to protect the basic rights of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.
Both Weglyn and her book have been credited with changing the face of Asian American history. Years of Infamy helped release a new social activism among Japanese Americans, to become more involved in promoting civil and human rights, which eventually led to the redress movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s.