JAPANESE AMERICANS.Chp. 7.My notes

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Unformatted text preview: JAPANESE AMERICANS CHAPTER 7 THREE MAJOR WAVES OF IMMIGRATION: 1880-1960 Communities similar to Jewish or Italian Americans Evidence of Assimilation Face discrimination Among the oldest immigrants Weathered phases of challenges and transformations Early Immigration 3 distinct waves A. Male Laborers: 1885-1908 B. Picture Brides: 1908-1924 C. War Brides: 1952-1960 First Wave: Male Laborers: 1885-1908 Self-imposed isolation ended 1866, small numbers Work on Sugar Plantations 1880s: large numbers came 1885: Robert Irwin negotiated with the Japanese, 2,000 came Women laborers recruited to move to Hawaii Issei women were the major female labor force in 1890s First Wave, Contd. By contrast, majority on the mainland were bachelors Meiji era: First to come were students Young men from wealthy families came for education Ambitious young men and women who came for education to the US Second Wave: Picture Brides 1908-1924 picture brides came Changed the profile of Japanese American community Birth of Nissei (2 nd generation) 10,000 (1990)-94,000 (1940) Third Wave: War Brides 1952-1960: over 86% immigrating were women 1952:Mccarran-Walter Act Asians eligible for naturalization 1950-1979: over 70,000 Japanese women came War Brides, Contd.War Brides, Contd....
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