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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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World of Work

World of Work

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(p.16) (p.17) 2 World of Work
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Voices from the Canefields
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Franklin Odo

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199813032.003.0002

Sugar plantations were early examples of industrial agriculture where profits were tied to reducing labor costs. Women were paid just over one-half men's wages. Workers brought songs they had sung in Japan and created new lyrics for traditional tunes. Workers signed on for three-year contracts and often had to stay multiple terms before returning to Japan; perhaps one-half chose or were forced to remain in Hawai1i.

Keywords:   Sugar plantation jobs, Non-plantation jobs, Women's work, Mobility and choice

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