Berkeley, Ca. 1907. 133pp. Original printed wraps. Corners and spine ends chipped; minor fading to spine and wrapper edges. Contemporary ownership inscription on title page. Minor toning. About very good. Item #1469
An extensive treatment of institutional and social racism against Japanese immigrants in California during the early 20th century. The author, Herbert Johnson, had been a prominent missionary both in Japan and on the Pacific Coast. The present work contains sections that summarize the arguments against Japanese immigration, a synopsis of the effects and extent of discrimination against the Japanese, Johnson's rebuttals of appeals for anti-Japanese legislation and his solutions for wider discrimination, and testimonials from Japanese immigrants themselves, as well as a folding map of San Francisco, showing Japanese cultural and educational centers.