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Sawtelle : West Los Angeles's Japantown (Paperback)

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A 1.48-square-mile piece of unincorporated Los Angeles County when it was annexed by the City of Los Angeles in 1922, tiny Sawtelle has lived very large in the hearts and minds of Japanese Americans. Their homes, livelihoods, religions, businesses, language, and other ethnocentric and social involvements are rooted in the area, with the Japanese Institute of Sawtelle as the cultural nexus. Bisected by Sawtelle Boulevard, this particular Japantown flourished through a close-knit network of immigrants who were denied citizenship until 1952 and were excluded by law from land ownership. Only through second-generation, American-born children could they buy real property. These vintage imagesA[a?acollected from local families, businesses, and organizationsA[a?aprovide rare glimpses into the Japanese immigrant experience in Los Angeles.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738547978
SKU 205498772
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738547972
Release Date 10/1/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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