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Manzanar, Ca (Paperback)

Author: Wehrey, Jane

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East of the rugged Sierra Nevada in California''s Owens Valley lies Manzanar. Founded in 1910 as a fruit-growing colony, it was named in Spanish for the fragrant apple orchards that once filled its
spectacularly scenic landscape. Owens Valley Paiute lived there first, followed by white homesteaders and ranchers. But with the onset of World War II came a new identity as the first of 10 "relocation centers" hastily built in 1942 to house 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of them American citizens, removed from the West Coast. In
the face of upheaval and loss, Manzanar''s 10,000 confined residents created parks, gardens, and a functioning wartime community within the camp''s barbed-wire-enclosed square mile of flimsy barracks.
Today Manzanar National Historic Site commemorates this and all of Manzanar''s unique communities.


Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738558080
SKU 207529868
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738558087
Release Date 6/1/2008
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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