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Farming the home place : a Japanese American community in California, 1919-1982

Author: Valerie J Matsumoto
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1919, against a backdrop of a long history of anti-Asian nativism, a handful of Japanese families established Cortez Colony in a bleak pocket of the San Joachin Valley. Valerie Matsumoto  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Matsumoto, Valerie J.
Farming the home place.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)988553301
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie J Matsumoto
ISBN: 0801420741 9780801420740 0801481155 9780801481154
OCLC Number: 28634848
Description: ix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Cultivating a Fallow Field --
Ch. 1. Taking Root in a Harsh Land --
Ch. 2. Growing Up in Cortez: The Prewar Years --
Ch. 3. Merced Assembly Center --
Ch. 4. Amache --
Ch. 5. Reweaving the Web of Community --
Ch. 6. Rice and Reflection --
Conclusion. Sustaining Fruit --
Appendix A. Notes on Research --
Appendix B. Oral History Interview Questions --
Appendix C. Recipes from Cortez, with List of Terms.
Responsibility: Valerie J. Matsumoto.

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