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2020 CSUSM University Library Common Read

Resources and materials related to the 2020 CSUSM Common Read - "They Called Us Enemy" by George Takei

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George Takei making the "Vulcan Salutation".

George Takei is an Asian American and LGBT+ community activist. A short biography is available at

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 3.0.



From the CSUSM University Library Collection

The Library provides access to a number of online resources related to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The Library of Congress Subject Heading assigned to this topic is "Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945". Access requires a CSUSM ID/password.


Books and Encyclopedias


Museums and Cultural Organizations

Parallels to ICE Detention Centers