Fact of the Week (7/11-7/17)

The Japanese were extremely successful farmers in the West Coast regardless of the Alien Land Law that was in place which prevented Asians from owning property. Success came from their ability to produce profitable harvests in spite of nutrient-poor soil. Because of this, Japanese farmers became the chief agricultural producers of many West Coast crops by the 1920s. In actuality, the Japanese farmers’ success was one of the underlying reasons for Japanese-American internment during World War II.  

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