Monday, May 10, 2010

ERB on war, citizenship and deportation

The unrivaled but labyrinthic ERBzine has a fascinating piece about World War II, American citizenship and the deportation of Japanese-Americans that pulp fiction author and United Press correspondent Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote for his May 1945 “Laugh It Off!” column in Hawaii Magazine. Burroughs’ column was “originally started shortly after Pearl Harbor at the request of army authorities in the Hawaiian department as a civilian morale booster.”

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