Farming becomes a large-scale industry. The U.S. begins importing Asian labor as African Americans move into other industries and the need for labor increases. By 1886, 7 out of every 8 farm workers in California were Chinese, Japanese and Filipino.1

IMAGE 1: Japanese immigrant farmers and their families excelled in the cultivation and marketing of intertilled fruits and vegetables, which many white farmers resented. Dorothea Lange, Courtesy of Library of Congress. https://americanhistory.si.edu/righting-wrong-japanese-americans-and-world-war-ii/japanese-immigration


  1.  “Farmworkers and Immigration,” the NC Farmworker Institute, accessed June 11, 2021 http://www.bienestar-or.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Farmworkers-and-Immigration.pdf
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