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By David A. Neiwert

Strawberry Days tells the bright and relocating story of the production and destruction of a jap immigrant neighborhood. prior to international struggle II, Bellevue, the now-booming "edge urban" at the outskirts of Seattle, used to be a wealthy farm city popular for its strawberries. a lot of its farmers have been contemporary eastern immigrants who, regardless of being rejected via white society, have been capable of make a dwelling cultivating the wealthy soil. but the lives they created for themselves via years of exertions vanished virtually immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. David Neiwert combines compelling story-telling with first-hand interviews and newly exposed files to weave jointly the heritage of this neighborhood and the racist schemes that avoided the immigrants from reclaiming their land after the struggle. finally, Strawberry Days represents multiple community's tale, reminding us that bigotry's roots are deeply entwined within the very fiber of yank society.

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