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Date Created1944-12-26
DescriptionBy December 1944, 817 internees had been released to Seabrook Farms. The total number would exceed 2,500, although many Issei and Nisei returned to California after the war's end.
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1944-08-31
DescriptionAs a Relocation Guidance Committee Secretary, Nakamura received $19 a month in wages.
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1945-08-11
DescriptionDuring the war, the War Manpower Commission (WMC) coordinated the recruitment of migrant guestworkers from the British West Indies. Because guestworkers entered the United States with specific...
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
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Date Created1944-11-15
DescriptionWorking conditions, housing, and wages at Seabrook Farms often failed to meet the expectations of migrant guestworkers. As this memo from November 1944 details, of the 97 Barbadian workers at Seabrook...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1945-08-17
DescriptionA letter from the WMC to the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization instructs officers with the agency to arrest and send the Barbadians who left their contracts to Florida for deportation.
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
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Date Created1947-09-08
DescriptionIn September 1947, Takeda was released to the custody of his attorney Wayne Collins, a leading civil liberties lawyer who represented both Nisei and Japanese Peruvians. Collins arranged for Takeda to...
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
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Date Created1947-09-08
DescriptionSenichiro Takeda renounced his U.S. citizenship in protest of his incarceration. In September 1947, still detained at Tule Lake, he was issued an alien registration card.
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
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AuthorSeabrook, J. M.
Date Created1944-06-17
DescriptionSeabrook Farms acquired 150 German prisoners of war who were being held at a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp in nearby Parvin State Park. Seabrook issued strict guidelines to its employees on...
Time PeriodThe Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
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Date Created1958-10-29
DescriptionIt took until 1958 for the federal courts to reach a decision in Takeda's case. A letter from Collins notes that in the end, the judge ruled that Takeda's renunciation of his citizenship was never...
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)
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Date Created1950
Time PeriodPostwar Years (1945-1970)