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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Huffman
ISBN: 9780824872915 0824872916 9780824883133 0824883136
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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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  Read more...

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