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Down and out in late Meiji Japan

Author: James L Huffman
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A sweeping work of original scholarship, Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan examines the daily lives of Japan’s hinmin (poor people), particularly urban slum-dwellers, in the late 1800s and early 1900s. James Huffman draws on newspaper articles, official surveys, and reminiscences to recreate for readers life as experienced by the poor themselves—something not attempted before in scholarship on this era. He begins by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Huffman
ISBN: 9780824872915 0824872916
OCLC Number: 1000051354
Description: xi, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The slum setting : moving in and settling down --
Earning a living : making and building things --
Earning a living : movers and servers --
Making a life : at home --
Shadows and storms : endurance --
The sun also shone : embracing life --
Poverty on the farm : a comparative look --
Poverty abroad : Hawaiʻi's sugar fields.
Responsibility: James L. Huffman.

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