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These Young Americans

May 6, 2024

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Read time:

15-30 mins
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With the onset of World War II, staff and students were leaving U-M to join the war effort. Facing a mounting staff shortage that threatened campus operations, U-M leaders turned to an unusual source of labor: Japanese American people incarcerated in wartime camps, all while upholding an enrollment ban for Japanese students. This article from The Heritage Project explores the experiences of Japanese American staff and students at U-M during this tumultuous time.

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