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Japanese Immigrants

An easy-to-read book, Japanese Immigrants provides an introduction to everything from the history of Japanese people in ancient times to Japanese Americans today. With an engaging text, it explores the h… (See Below for Full Description)
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An easy-to-read book, Japanese Immigrants provides an introduction to everything from the history of Japanese people in ancient times to Japanese Americans today. With an engaging text, it explores the history of Japanese immigration to America and the roles of Japanese immigrants in American society. A concluding chapter discussing Japanese Americans in the present day includes some cultural imports that have become mainstream in the United States as well as American styles and traditions that influence life in Japan. With the help of numerous photographs, illustrations, and original source materials, Japanese Immigrants provides a perfect introduction to this popular subject.

History covered includes:

  • The forced opening of Japan to Western trade and influence
  • The movement of the first Japanese immigrants from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland
  • The Alien Land Law of 1913
  • How Japanese Americans established themselves from 1920 to 1940 when the door to immigration was closed
  • The U.S. Supreme Court decision that prohibited first-generation Japanese from becoming naturalized citizens
  • How Japanese immigrants survived World War II
  • The election of Daniel Inouye, the first Japanese American to hold federal elective office
  • The 1965 Federal Immigration Act, which opened the United States to Japanese immigration.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-5688-0
ISBN-10 816056889
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0360-0
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Immigration to the United States
Author W. Scott Ingram
Publication Date 11/1/2004
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications 20-30 black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Approximately 2 maps. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Timeline. Further reading. Box features.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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