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Japanese Americans - Perspectives on Trans-Pacific Relations, WWII Internment, Meaning of Loyalty, Motherhood & Childhood, and Labor at Seabrook

Background information on the incarceration of people of Japanese descent during the World War II.

Aerial View of Seabrook Farms and the Food Processing Plant


 In 1952, the McCarran-Walter Act (immigration and Nationality Act of 1952) canceled the Johnson-Reed Act (The Immigration Act of 1924) and made immigration from Japan legal once more. Just as significantly, the McCarran-Walter Act also made the Issei eligible for naturalization. 127 Japanese Americans took their oath as new citizens. June 25, 1953. 


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