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Published: 13 April 2017

312 Pages | 34 illus.


ISBN: 9780190655204

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City Girls

The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950

Valerie J. Matsumoto

  • Exposes a previously hidden network of ethnocultural sociability among Nisei girls and teenagers in the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Combines ethnic history and urban history with the study of youth culture.
  • Argues that these clubs and networks provided stability amidst racial discrimination and the upheavals of internment during World War II and postwar resettlement.