The Buddha in the Attic - Whites Summary & Analysis

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Some whites would let the Japanese settle on the outskirts of their towns, but some indicated the Japanese were not welcome there. The Japanese brides and their new husbands traveled from place to place, working the white people's fields. They learned the word “water” as their first English word so they could call for a drink if they felt faint from the heat while working in the field. They did not have homes. They slept in bunkhouses or tents wherever there were crops for them to gather.

They wondered constantly about the Americans among whom they lived. The women were warned to stay away from the Americans. They were told to be wary of the Americans but at the same time to be polite and to appear eager to please. Even the horses and plows were bigger in America. The women soon learned the...

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