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U.S. History: Exploring Groups: How did WWII change America?: Asian Americans

Secondary Sources on Reserve for Asian Americans in WWII


To ensure equitable access, all reserve materials are to be used only in the library for the duration of the project. 


  1. Use the links above to identify which books you would like to borrow.
  2. Ask Library Staff at the Circulation Desk for the specific books you would like to use.
  3. We will retrieve the books from the reserve shelves and sign them out to you.
  4. When you have finished using them or at the end of class, RETURN the books to a Library Staff Member.


Click on the heading links General books and Asian Americans for more information on each title.

General books containing information on Asian Americans 

  • Double victory: multicultural history of America in World War II / Ronald Takaki. D769 .T42  2 copies
  • The homefront: America during World War II / Mark Jonathan Harris, Franklin D. Mitchell, Steven J. Schechter. E806 H64 1984  PS
  • Major problems in American history, 1920-1945 / Ed. by Colin Gordon. E784 .M315 2011 PS
  • Major problems in the history of World War II / Ed. by Mark Stoler and Melanie S. Gustafson. D743 .M246 2003 PS
  • People's history of World War II / Ed. by Marc Favreau. D811 .A2 P46 2011  PS
  • Wartime America: The World War II home front / John W. Jeffries. D769 .J44 2018

Asian Americans

  • By order of the president : FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans / Greg Robinson. D769.8.A6 R63 2001
  • Civil liberties and war / ed. Jamuna Carroll. KF5900.A7 C58 2006.
  • Democracy on trial : the Japanese American evacuation and relocation in World War II / Page Smith. D769.8.A6 S64 1995
  • Enduring Conviction : Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice / Lorraine Bannai. KF228.K59 B36 2015
  • Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II / Daniel James Brown. D769.31 442nd .B76 2021
  • From concentration camp to campus : Japanese American students and World War II / Allan W. Austin. D769.8.A6 A94 2004
  • Going for broke : Japanese American soldiers in the war against Nazi Germany / James M. McCaffrey. D769.31 100th .M44 2017
  • The Japanese American Cases : The Rule of War in Time of Law / Roger Daniels
  • Japanese American internment camps / ed. William Dudley. D769.8. A6 J3625 2002
  • Japanese-American internment during World War II / Peggy Daniels Becker. D769.8.A6 B43 2013. (Also online)  PS
  • Japanese Americans, from relocation to redress / eds. Roger Daniels, Sandra C. Taylor, and Harry H.L. Kitano. D769.8.A6 J364 1986
  • Korematsu v. The United States: World War II Japanese-American Internment Camps / Karen Kenney. KF228 .K59 K46 2013
  • Nisei linguists in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II / James C, McNaughton  (a pdf on the website of the U.S. Army Center of Military History)
  • Race for empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II / Takashi Fujikami (an online ebook)
  • Uprooted : the Japanese American experience during World War II / Albert Marrin. D769.8.A6 M329 2016

PS = contains primary source materials

NoodleTools Tips for Citing Books / eBooks

PLEASE NOTE: Do not copy and paste complete citations from electronic sources. NoodleTools cannot generate footnotes from copied and pasted citations.


To cite a book, first choose the NoodleTools option that best describes where you found it:

  • Database = an electronic book found in a Taft Subscription Database such as ACLS Humanities E-book.
    • Choose Book.
    • You must provide the permanent URL for your source. Look for any of the following on the page: permalink, persistent link, stable link, durable link, "Get link",Cite, or Citable Link.
    • Choose the name of the database, using the pull-down menu under My library's databases.
    • Complete information about the book (author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date).
  • Website = an electronic book found on the Internet using a search engine like Google.
    • Choose Book.
    • Copy and paste the URL for the book from your browser address bar. 
    • Enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date. If there's an ISBN, search that number to get the information about the book.
  • Print or In Hand = a book in the Reserve collection behind the main desk or found upstairs in the Main collection.
    • Choose Book.
    • Using information in the book, enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date.

Note: Print and electronic books can also be cited in NoodleTools using the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) . For a print book, look for the ISBN and associated barcode on the back cover or on the back side of the title page. If you don't find it, a library staff member can help. Books published before 1967 won't have an ISBN.

International Standard Book Number - Wikipedia

If you have any questions,  Mr. Padgett or Ms. Taylor are happy to help!