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Japanese in California and the United States
Twenty-two politically oriented pamphlets published between 1906 to 1914 that set forth the pros and cons of Japanese continuing to reside in the United States and California. The White population was particularly concerned about the mixing of races and wanted laws that not only excluded the Japanese who were living in the United States (including children born in the United States) from citizenship but also from leasing or owning land. Those who were anti-Japanese described the Japanese as an inferior race incapable of assimilating into the White population and includes a pamphlet entitled “Preliminary Report of the Mental Capacity of Japanese Children in California.” The pamphlets in this volume also include responses from the Japan Society of America and those sympathetic to the Japanese plight. Also, in Volume III was a question about California’s Japanese language schools that fostered solidarity amongst the Japanese living in California. V. S. McClatchy of the Sacramento Bee wrote a large number of the anti-Japanese found in this volume.
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"Japanese Pamphlets, Volume III, 1918-1925" (2019). Japanese Pamphlets. 3.