Issei Hopes and Dreams 1890-1935
Since the first-born son was customarily the sole inheritor of the family farm, many second sons emigrated from Japan in order to seek their fortunes elsewhere.
Cultural Diversity 1925-1942
What is surprising is that the relationships which developed between Japanese Americans and their neighbors in Sonoma County was not typical of other communities up and down the West Coast, where there was growing prejudice.
They were allowed to take "only what they could carry" and were transported by bus and train to hastily prepared "assembly centers" until more permanent camps could be built.
There were many acts of kindness on the part of individuals in this community for their Japanese American friends and neighbors.