United States of America

United States of America

Commonly known as the U.S.A. (or USA), the United States (U.S. or US), the States, and America.


PlaceNameUnited States of America
DescA country of 50 states covering a vast area of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean.


Oral Histories (5)
Other Archival Files (34)


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.