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The Japanese Greg Nickles

The Japanese

Greg Nickles

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ISBN : 9780778702078
Paperback
32 pages
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Over the last two centuries, many different immigrant groups in North America have contributed to the rich diversity of culture in the United States and Canada. While some came to find opportunity, others were brought against their will. We Came toMoreOver the last two centuries, many different immigrant groups in North America have contributed to the rich diversity of culture in the United States and Canada. While some came to find opportunity, others were brought against their will. We Came to North America tells the history of the adventurous and often perilous journeys our ancestors made including:-- the country they came from and why they left-- how they reached North America-- eyewitness accounts before and after reaching their new home-- where they settled and the obstacles they encountered-- cultural traditions we still celebrate today-- famous people from each group and their contributionsThe first wave of Japanese immigrants in the 1800s were young men who left overcrowded fishing and farming villages in hopes of a better life in North America. An enlightening account of the conditions upon arrival and the discrimination experienced is accompanied by full-color artwork and eyewitness accounts.Topics include:-- life in Japan-- the Chinese Exclusion Act in America which opened the door to the Japanese-- working the railroads, mines, and farms in North America-- anti-Japanese discrimination-- the bombing of Pearl Harbor-- WWII internment camps in the United States and Canada-- cultural traditions and festivals still celebrated