One Book, One Philadelphia: Picture Bride at the IHP

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Date:
02/21/2013, 7:00 pm

Contact:
ihousephilly.org
215-387-5125


Description:
At the beginning of the 20th century, Hawaii’s economy was dominated by the export of sugar cane, and, to boost production, plantation owners imported workers from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and other countries. Men arrived in droves, with illusions of getting rich. Reality, of course, was far from the dream, so, instead of wealth, they sought the comfort and stability of a family. As Hawaii lacked an abundance of available women, the eventual solution was the concept of the “photo marriage.”

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