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Voices from the CanefieldsFolksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai'i$
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Franklin Odo

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199813032

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199813032.001.0001

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Japan to Hawai`i

Japan to Hawai`i

(p.2) (p.3) 1 Japan to Hawai`i
Voices from the Canefields

Franklin Odo

Oxford University Press

Background to emigration of Japanese workers in 1880s, including expansion of Japan into Asia and US acquisition of Hawai`i and other territories in the Pacific. Oppression of Native Hawaiians and need for large numbers of cheap labor for burgeoning sugar industry. Significance of women among Japanese workers.

Keywords:   Japanese empire, US empire, Japanese immigration, Japanese immigrant women, Sugar in Hawai`i

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