Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans - Chapter 5, pgs. 179-229 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, pgs. 179-229 Summary and Analysis

The Japanese established their own ethnic community in which they had shared cultural values. The Japanese were considered strangers in the white society. They were subject to prejudice and racial discrimination just as the Chinese were. In spite of this, they established their own community with their own businesses in various occupations and industries. Many went into agriculture as fruit and vegetable farmers.

Many Japanese women worked both in and out of the home, and half of all Japanese were involved in agriculture. Most were small farmers. Many had arrived with the intention of earning some money and returning to Japan.

Abiko Kyutaro felt that the Japanese should have a goal of being settlers. He returned to Japan to find a bride and then returned to America where he established a Japanese farming community called the American...

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