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The Resource The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II, Jan Jarboe Russell

The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II, Jan Jarboe Russell

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The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II
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The train to Crystal City
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FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II
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Jan Jarboe Russell
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  • FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War Two
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FDRs secret prisoner exchange program and Americas only family internment camp during World War II
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eng
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From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered more than 10,000 civilians from the United States and Latin America to Crystal City, Texas, a small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. The trains carried Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called "quiet passage." During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans -- diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, physicians, and missionaries -- behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families; subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States, transformed from incarcerated enemies to American loyalists. Their stories of day-to-day life at the camp, from the ten-foot high security fence to the armed guards, daily roll call, and censored mail, have never been told. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, "The Train to Crystal City" reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR's tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war
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A little-known episode in World War II history appears in The Train to Crystal City, which details how the U.S. incarcerated thousands of civilians in a Texas facility. Italian, Japanese, and German immigrants were sent there with their spouses and children, many of whom were U.S. citizens. Relying in part on personal interviews, author Jan Russell portrays life in the camp, the struggles of those who were sent abroad in prisoner exchanges, and post-war expulsion of foreign nationals. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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collective biography
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DLC
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940.53/177644370922
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
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no index present
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non fiction
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Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
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adult
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FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II
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The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II, Jan Jarboe Russell
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 639-651)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
657 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates
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large print
Isbn
9781410477613
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2014048424
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
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(OCoLC)898161758
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The train to Crystal City : FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II, Jan Jarboe Russell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 639-651)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
657 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410477613
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2014048424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
System control number
(OCoLC)898161758

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