Author Event: “Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII”

March 23, 2017

book coverEvanston’s Richard Cahan is an author, editor, and photo historian, and on Wednesday, March 29 he’ll visit EPL to discuss his haunting new book Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. Coauthored with Michael Williams, the book presents the previously impounded work of famed photographers Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams who were hired in 1942 to document the expulsion of 109,000 U.S. residents of Japanese ancestry to detention center for the duration of WWII. Combining 170 of these never-before-seen photographs with primary source government documents and the firsthand recollections of Japanese-American survivors, Un-American was described by Booklist as “an intensely revelatory and profoundly resonant book of beauty and strength, history and caution.” Make sure to register to guarantee your seat at this important author event, and in the meantime, don’t miss Richard Cahan and Michael Williams discussing Un-American with WBEZ’s Tony Sarabia on the Morning Shift.






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