9 episodes

Between 1942 and 1945, the US government locked up tens of thousands of Japanese American citizens not because of anything they’d done but because of who they were. Scapegoat Cities is a podcast that helps you know and feel what this episode of mass injustice was. Each episode tells one true and moving human story drawn from historian Eric Muller’s two decades of research, reminding us of the devastating harm that can arise when a frightened nation turns against its own people.

Scapegoat Cities Eric Muller

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 26 Ratings

Between 1942 and 1945, the US government locked up tens of thousands of Japanese American citizens not because of anything they’d done but because of who they were. Scapegoat Cities is a podcast that helps you know and feel what this episode of mass injustice was. Each episode tells one true and moving human story drawn from historian Eric Muller’s two decades of research, reminding us of the devastating harm that can arise when a frightened nation turns against its own people.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

SRMTS ,

important lessons for today

My family was inerned in Poston and I was born there. Other family members went to Manzanar and Santa Fe. All my life I have heard identities shared by which camp they were in and silent bonds were made. The camp experience was so harrowing that all things of Japanese culture were hidden from me; I am Sansei (third) generation. My mother's skills at brush painting, flower arranging, tea ceremony etc. were never shared with her children in the effort to make us as American as possible. We were especially not taught how to speak Japanese, something I regret today. In the effort to shield the children, memories of camp were done in Japanese and so I grew up knowing very little of our history. This podcast is a revelation and I thank you for it.

Daniel F. E. Smith ,

Simply fantastic

I had the privilege of learning constitutional law as a student of Professor Muller’s at UNC school of law. This podcast reinforces Muller’s reputation as a thoughtful, thorough, and meticulous scholar. I could not be more enthusiastic in my endorsement. Let us learn from the past so we do not repeat its mistakes.

Wjt39 ,

It is hard to say

It is hard to say that I enjoyed something that told the tale of inexcusable human suffering. However I can rightly say that about ‘‘tis series of podcasts only because these stories relate the sufferings of good people for the purpose of putting a human face on a dishonorable event in our history as a people with the hope of it not happening again. Anyone interested in American history will surely benefit from this podcast series.

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