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Lecture 18 - Lecture 18 The Japanese in the U.S(continue...

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Lecture 18 The Japanese in the U.S (continue) - 1905 beginning of anti-Japanese movement - California State legislature passed bills and policies that aimed at limiting Japanese immigration o Saw Japanese as contributing nothing to economy o Later saw Japanese as threat with too much wealth - Japanese entered U.S labor market and are willing to work for cheaper wages as a means to monopolize agriculture industry - Later adopted a labor militancy that saw them halt production and hold strikes to improve their wages - 4 main ways Japanese were involved in farming 1. Contract farming a. Work on a piece of land for the owner for a set wage 2. Share tenancy a. Rent piece of land and share with owner a piece of harvest yield 3. Cash leasing a. Rent a plot of land and keep all harvest 4. Outright purchasing of land a. Buy land an down it - 1910, Japanese success in farming becomes evident - 1919, Japanese produced $67 million in crops, over 10% of CA total value of crops - Managed Japanese lands o ½ of all acreage for strawberries o
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