Summary Of The Train To Crystal City By Jan Jarboe Russell

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In "The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II" (published 1/5/16) Jan Jarboe Russell recounts the Crystal City in Texas which is one of the many detainment facilities we had. Within her story she goes on to perceive the Crystal City as a cover-up of racial scare, explained how foreign American citizens we’re treated during the war, and showed insight on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s(1882- 1945) Secret prisoner Exchange program. Crystal City was the main family camp among the U.S. detainment facilities, and the INS Supplied the basic housing requirements: family homes, schools, salons and a doctor's facility. It could be compared to most other American towns at that time the only difference was that the occupants we’re forced to live there. The book peruses like a dystopian dream in the mist of World War II. During World War …show more content…

government implemented a system of outsider confinement offices. They were desensitizing codes word for detainment facilities and filled them with around 120,000 Japanese-Americans, 66% of whom were American residents and about every one of whom wee never charged, attempted or sentenced any wrongdoing. At the time these facilities were considered a “security” measure, but looking back now we can see they were nothing but unjustified judgement caused by the fear of American people and military. “Even in the aftermath of a disaster as largest Pearl Harbor, Eleanor felt the guarantees of the Bill of Rights must be protected. Roosevelt did not agree. He believed that the threat from the Sabbath Chargers and spies was real and took aim against enemies at home, real and imagined.” (Russell 22). This quote “real or imagined” leads to believe that regardless of the lack of evidence the imagined would be perceived as real meaning that automatically an

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