Washington state has its own history of anti-Asian violence. Below are links to information about Asian-American internment locally, the "Tacoma Method" and Seattle's Chinese Expulsion and anti-Chinese violence
Below is a documentary film through the City of Tacoma. Includes information about the Tacoma Method and also "...investigates how the U.S. and Tacoma region were shaped by racist laws, policies and discriminatory practices and argues these systems can only be dismantled through strategies of recognition, restitution, reconciliation and a sustained commitment to equity."
Books with the call number "online" are electronic and can be accessed from this LibGuide by clicking the linked (blue) title. Books with a standard call number, such as E184.C5W74, are print books and available to check out for three weeks from the library
After the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. This order authorized the evacuation of all persons deemed a threat to national security from the West Coast to relocation centers further inland. Most of those deemed a threat were of Japanese descent (or appeared to be of Japanese descent...), regardless of citizenship status. High profile internment camps such as Manzanar, CA are widely-known, but there were local internment camps, as close as the Puyallup fair grounds.
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