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A Community Erased: Japanese Americans in El Monte and the San Gabriel Valley

Today, there is almost no evidence of the Japanese American community that played such an important role in the early twentieth century development of El Monte and the San Gabriel Valley.

About the Author

Andre Kobayashi Deckrow is a doctoral candidate in the History-East Asia program at Columbia University. His dissertation examines Japanese state-led migration to Brazil in the 1920s and 30s. Born in Japan, Andre grew up outside o...
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