City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950

Item # 151472.

By Valerie J. Matsumoto.

Even before wartime incarceration, Japanese Americans largely lived in separate cultural communities from their West Coast neighbors. Although the Nisei children, the American-born second generation, were U.S. citizens and were integrated in public schools, they were socially isolated in many ways from their peers. These young women found rapport in ethnocultural youth organizations, a forgotten world of female friendship and camaraderie.

Hardbound: 312 pp.




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