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New in Government Documents: Congressional Hearings and Histories of Internment

By Scott N. West

Not surprisingly, discussion for the past week surrounding the federal government has primarily focused on the election. The coronavirus lingers, of course, in the background like some Lovecraftian force beyond human comprehension. Nevertheless, interesting publications from the Federal Depository Library Program continue to make their way to the University Libraries.  

We received a few congressional hearings that discuss topics — climate change, policing, voting rights, pollution, to name a few — that were hot-button issues during the recent political campaigns.   

From the National Park Service, we received four volumes detailing archaeological work at the Manzanar Relocation Center in California. This site was used to intern U.S. citizens of Japanese descent during World War II.

House of Representatives

Creating a Climate Resilient America: Reducing Risks and Costs

Hearing before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Committee on the Judiciary

History and Enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

A Sea of Problems: Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Oceans and Wildlife

Oversight Hearing before the Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife

Solving the Climate Crisis: Opportunities in Agriculture

Hearing before the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

National Park Service,
Department of the Interior: 
Manzanar National Historic Site

Uncovering Community: The Archeology of Block 15, Manzanar Relocation Center
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A Place of Beauty and Serenity: Excavation and Restoration of the Arai Family Fish Pond, Block 33, Barracks 4
Archeological and Preservation Work at the Camouflage Net Factory 2009-2018, Manzanar Relocation Center
Archeological and Preservation Work at the Chicken Ranch 2009-2018, Manzanar Relocation Center

— Scott N. West is an information resources specialist in the University Libraries and an adjunct professor in the Department of History.

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