Years of anti-Oriental discrimination preceded the internment of nisei Japanese Americans and their immigrant issei parents after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The links below give you a start in discovering the history behind the internment, the civil rights that were violated, and the ways issei and nisei dealt with being torn from their homes and livelihoods because of their race. Many of the websites listed include bibliographies and lesson plans for all students of history. For large sites, relevant material is called out to save navigation time. *Accessible to younger readers.