AUTHORDower, John W.
TITLEWar Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War
PUBLISHERPantheon Books
CITYNew York, NY

In this original investigation of feelings and beliefs in the United States and Japan during World War II, Dover looks at the dimensions of race and ethnicity. Drawing on American and Japanese propaganda, including political cartoons, songs, slogans, and secret reports, he explains the war through both Western and Japanese eyes. He shows how Americans thought of the Japanese as apes and primitives, lesser men and supermen, children, madmen, and yellow men. He then demonstrates how Japanese considered the Americans extravagant, selfish, egocentric, materialistic, and individualistic. The author also touches on the war crimes that occurred frequently, and includes several telling political cartoons. The book contains an extensive bibliography and notes.

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