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Asian Americans: South Bay/Los Angeles Nisei
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(California: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive),
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When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Issei (first generation immigrants) and their Nisei children were well established in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Some raised fruit, vegetables and flowers on undeveloped land that they rented or farmed as sharecroppers. Others formed cooperatives or corporations to...
(California: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive),
Source: csulb-dspace.calstate.edu
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Mas Shono
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(California: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive),
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Mas Shono, one of eight children, grew up on Terminal Island in a traditional Japanese family. His father was the skipper of a chartered fishing boat. Like the other children, he attended Japanese language school, and he couldn't speak English when he started grammar school. After Pearl Harbor the family moved to...
(California: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive),
Source: csulb-dspace.calstate.edu
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