The book is a series of photos by Dorothea Lange, photos that were held by the government for years and not published. A chapter goes over Lange's personal history and her involvement with the internment camps. She was personally strongly opposed to the camps.
Another chapter goes over the history of the interment. It's an extremely good chapter.
After those two written portions, then the pictures start. The first section is before the evacuation. It starts off with young elementary school Nisei children saying the Pledge of Allegiance, then goes on to show photos of farms and the evacuation notices.
Chapter 2 consists of photos of the roundup of the Japanese Americans. In these sections there is one photo per page, and an explanation dealing with what is going on in the photo.
Chapter 3 is photos of the evacuees at the assembly centers. Chapter 4 is photos from Manzanar.
It's an interesting series of very clear photos showing the conditions that the evacuees had to live in and some of their normal daily routines. An interesting book.
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