|Hawaii's immigrants came
to work on the sugar plantation. The major field workers came from
the Asian countries of China, Japan, and the Philippines.
There were other countries who came to work on the plantation but not in
such large numbers. They came from Portugal, Korea, Okinawa, and Puerto
Rico. We found out by doing this project that we are the fifth
generation from the original immigrants who came. The sugar companies were
once the major industry that created jobs and provided camp communities
for our ancestors. At this site you will be able to explore the
lives of the 3 main and largest groups of Asian immigrants that came to
Hawaii, which are the Chinese, Japanese and Filipino. You will learn
about the lives they had on the plantation, and also about the main
plantation itself and how it came to be.
Have fun, learn and explore!
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The HSPA or Hawaii Sugar Planters Association are seeking more laborers. The sugar business by the late 1800's was booming. More land cultivated, more sugar cane grown, meant more sugar would be produced and more money to be made! After much talk they decide to send an agent to a foreign country to recruit more workers.
Choose your immigrant