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.