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Japanese Americans The Formation and Transformations of an Ethnic Group Since nearly a half a million Japanese immigrants have settled in the United States the majority arriving between and during the great wave of immigration to Hawai i and the mainland

  • Title: Japanese Americans: The Formation and Transformations of an Ethnic Group
  • Author: Paul Spickard
  • ISBN: 9780813544335
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Japanese Americans: The Formation and Transformations of an Ethnic Group By Paul Spickard, Since 1855, nearly a half a million Japanese immigrants have settled in the United States, the majority arriving between 1890 and 1924 during the great wave of immigration to Hawai i and the mainland Today, than one million Americans claim Japanese ancestry They came to study and to work, and found jobs as farm laborers, cannery workers, and railroad workers Many sSince 1855, nearly a half a million Japanese immigrants have settled in the United States, the majority arriving between 1890 and 1924 during the great wave of immigration to Hawai i and the mainland Today, than one million Americans claim Japanese ancestry They came to study and to work, and found jobs as farm laborers, cannery workers, and railroad workers Many settled permanently, formed communities, and sent for family members in Japan While they worked hard, established credit associations and other networks, and repeatedly distinguished themselves as entrepreneurs, they also encountered harsh discrimination Nowhere was this evident than on the West coast during World War II, when virtually the entire population of Japanese Americans was forced into internment camps solely on the basis of their ethnicity.In this concise history, Paul Spickard traces the struggles and achievements of Japanese Americans in claiming their place in American society He outlines three forces shaping ethnic groups in general shared interests, shared institutions, and shared culture, and chronicles the Japanese American experience within this framework, showing how these factors created and nurtured solidarity.

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    1. Paul R Spickard , 1996.The book is concerned with racial and ethnic characteristics and goes into the history of Japanese immigration, how they started their own families, and then begins to discuss anti Japanese prejudice He sites four arguments against the Issei by people who disliked them 1 That they were unable to become good Americans they were unassimilable in other words, they would never assimilate into American culture, tending to stay in their own groups instead.2 They were filthy peop [...]

    2. The book is concerned with racial and ethnic characteristics and goes into the history of Japanese immigration, how they started their own families, and then begins to discuss anti Japanese prejudice He sites four arguments against the Issei by people who disliked them 1 That they were unable to become good Americans they were unassimilable in other words, they would never assimilate into American culture, tending to stay in their own groups instead.2 They were filthy people who were willing to [...]

    3. I have long had an interest in Asian American immigrant literature, art, and experiences and a particular interest in the internment of Japanese Americans Mostly I have read memoirs, autobiographies and novels on the topic so Spikard s book really helped me gain context and background I really enjoyed reading this book and found it academic but also well written and accessible I particularly liked learning about the legal background of the internment and the later redress movements and I liked t [...]

    4. I was looking for a solid introductory book about the history of Japanese Americans, from the 19th century to present day This book delivered on all counts, even covering a bit of the history of Japan that caused such a migration to occur Easy to read and understand, and well annotated as well.

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