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Sacramento's Historic Japantown

Legacy of a Lost Neighborhood

Sacramento's Historic Japantown( )
Author: Wildie, Kevin
Foreword by: Graves, Donna
Shiraki, Jill
Series title:American Heritage Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Imprint:History Press, The
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.99
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By 1910, Japanese pioneers had created a vibrant community in the heart of Sacramento--one of the largest in California. Spilling out from Fourth Street, J Town offered sumo tournaments, authentic Japanese meals and eastern medicine to a generation of Delta field laborers. Then, in 1942 following Pearl Harbor, orders for Japanese American incarceration forced residents to abandon their homes and their livelihoods. Even in the face of anti-Japanese sentiment, the neighborhood businesses...
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