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Americanization, Acculturation, and Ethnic Identity: THE NISEI GENERATION IN HAWAII
Eileen Tamura examines the forms that U.S. hysteria over 'Americanization' took after World War I in Hawaii, where the children of Japanese imigrants--the Nisei--were targets of widespread discrimination. She offers a wealth of original source material, using personal accounts and statistical data to create an essential resource for students of American ethnic history and ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by University of Illinois Press
(first published December 1st 1993)
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Excellent discussion of the Nisei experience in Hawaii prior to World War Two. Tamura's work also conveys much of what the non-white experience was in Hawaii during the same period, particularly the educational and occupational successes of the rural population. The Japanese American experience in Hawaii shared much with that on the mainland, but the size of the population also created several unique features.