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STEPH HINNERSHITZ ON NIELSEN V. PREAP

April 8, 2019

In this article I provide some historical context to the phrase "crimes involving moral turpitude" which appeared in the recent Nielsen v. Preap ruling.

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CITY CLUB OF CLEVELAND FORUM

November 12, 2018

I joined two legal scholars on a panel on birthright citizenship hosted by the City Club of Cleveland. Click the "Learn More" button to watch a recording of the event!

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"BUILDING CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENT ACTIVISM ON THE WEST COAST."

April 22, 2019

An invited guest post on Process, the Organization of American Historians' blog.

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TEACHING JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT

October 22, 2020

What lessons can professional military education learn from Executive Order 9066 and Japanese American Incarceration? In this War on the Rocks article I offer some suggestions!

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THE HORRORS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066

June 10, 2021

In this essay for Arc Digital, I describe some of the day-to-day tragedies of Japanese American Incarceration

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A RISE IN ANTI-ASIAN AMERICAN VIOLENCE

March 11, 2021

America has a long history of violence against Asian Americans and it is manifesting once again during the COVID pandemic. Learn more in this op-ed for Washington Post's Made By History blog!

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WHAT COMES NEXT?

April 4, 2021

Drawing on lessons from a 1979 Congressional hearing on Asian American civil rights, what comes next for political action against the most recent spike in anti-Asian discrimination and violence?

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MEALTIME IN THE MESS HALLS

July 7, 2021

World War II shaped the culinary experiences of Japanese Americans in incarceration camps.

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WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR: AMERICA’S SERVICEMEN ON HYPOCRISY ON THE HOME FRONT

July 20, 2021

Soldiers and Marines urged fellow Americans to fight against anti-Japanese American racism at home as they were fighting for democracy overseas.

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JAPANESE AMERICANS AND WWII LABOR

February 11, 2022

In this guest post for the Labor and Working Class History Association's Blog, I wrote about the complicated history of prison labor and prison strikes within the context of Japanese American Incarceration

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BOOK TALK AT THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM

February 19, 2022

Click on "Learn More" to watch a book talk I gave on Japanese American Incarceration: The Camps and Coerced Labor at the National WWII Museum

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SUPPLYING VICTORY: THE MERCHANT MARINE DURING WWII

January 2022

Read more to find out about the crucial role the Merchant Marine played in an Allied victory during the War!

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PROCLAMATION 2527 AND THE INTERNMENT OF ITALIAN AMERICANS

December 13, 2021

The surveillance and detention of Italian Americans after Pearl Harbor is a little-known piece of WWII history.

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JAPANESE AMERICANS AND THE WARTIME EXPERIENCE IN HAWAII

October 15, 2021

Japanese Americans faced different circumstances in Hawaii following the Pearl Harbor attack than those of their counterparts on the mainland, but still experienced discrimination.

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