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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 • 1880’s: 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 1890’s • 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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