Prompt 1 hawaii and california

Prompt 1 hawaii and california - Park1 Janie Park 27 Jan...

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Park1 Janie Park 27 Jan 2009 ASA 001 Sec 1: Janet Kim Conditions in Hawaii and California Reaching its peak during the second half of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth, around a million people emigrated to the United States and Hawaii from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and India. Although emigrants from each country arrived at differing locations, “Asian international migration was part of a larger, global phenomenon… [enabling] entrepreneurs to exploit natural resources in more and more parts of the world” ( The International Context of Asian Emigration , 4). Agricultural relations in Hawaii and California differed in ways that reflected the conditions they were forced to work in. Moreover the communities formed through labor conditions in these specific regions were similar in that they provided a sense of unification among the laborers. Although Asian laborers were seen as inferior which was reflected through their labor conditions, this unification enabled the growth and expansion of communities which played a key role to the lives of Asian immigrants. The discovery of gold made California a target hotspot as groups of Asian immigrants, mainly the Chinese, migrated to California in search of profits. Moreover, some of the earliest Asians in the Americas came by way of the Spanish galleon trade between Manila and Acapulco in the early seventeenth century. As revealed from our lectures, Chinese emigration began centuries before Europeans and Americans became interested in Chinese labor. With push factors such as economic change, political upheavals, natural disasters, and religious persecution, the Chinese left China in search of a better life for themselves and their families. In addition, with the termination of
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2011 for the course ASA 001 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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