Pearl Harbor

  • Eighty Years Ago, Japan Assaulted More Than Pearl Harbor

    by Mindy L. Kotler

    Memorializing the attacks on the American military base at Pearl Harbor often obscures the attacks against the wider Pacific launched by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, attacks with consequences that endure today. 

  • DNA Testing Rescued Pearl Harbor's Dead from Patriotic Mythmaking

    by John Bodnar

    "When family members were asked for DNA samples and learned that long-lost loved ones might be coming home, they began to disclose to reporters aspects of the war’s legacy that had remained outside the glare of large public memorials and celebrations."

  • Shinzo Abe visits Pearl Harbor just as the spectre of internment returns

    by Rachel Pistol

    While everyone is familiar with the most obvious consequence of the Pearl Harbor attack, the assault kicked off a number of events in the US itself that still resonate today – none more so than the policy of internment, which involved the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.