Pacific pioneers: Japanese journeys to America and Hawaii, 1850-80

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Abstract

  • The author discusses “Japanese subjects who came to the United States as individuals between the 1850s and the 1880s. . . . He includes chapters on Joseph Heco, a castaway who became an American citizen; the Yokoi brothers, who went to Rutgers University; the stowaway Niijima Jo; builders of utopian communes; early contract laborers on Hawaiian sugar plantations; and refugees from the Meiji Restoration, who planted an agricultural colony in the California hills.” (Am Hist Rev) Index.
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    Keywords

  • Immigrants -- Hawaii -- History -- 19th century, Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Japanese Americans -- Hawaii -- History -- 19th century, Japanese Americans -- History -- 19th century
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10

  • 0-252-02560-1