Daryl J. Maeda

Dr. Daryl J. Maeda is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has taught college classes on Japanese American incarceration at Oberlin College and previously served as Associate Research Director at Densho: Japanese American Legacy project.

Updated January 30, 2008

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Japanese Americans in Colorado

Japanese Americans have a long and complex history in Colorado, and their story features struggles and perseverance, discrimination and tolerance. Exploring this history from the 1880s to the present enables us to learn about race and racism, civil liberties, and the responsibilities of individuals in a diverse and democratic society. Colorado is notable among states to the degree that 1) it boasted thriving Japanese American communities before World War II; 2) during the war was the site of an internment camp; 3) served as a major resettlement center for exiles from the West Coast; 4) housed…

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