Departmental Papers (SPP)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

February 2001


Los Angeles has prided itself as a city living on the edge, always setting the trend for the rest of America. Indeed, it became a magnet for many Americans fleeing Midwestern farms, southern plantations, Indian reservations, and east coast cities searching for a new life. Perhaps more than any other metropolis, L.A. is a city of neighborhoods defined by foreign immigration. One such neighborhood, Little Tokyo, has become the center of an effort to preserve the story of Japanese Americans.


Reprinted from OAH Newsletter, Volume 29, Issue 1, 2001, 4 pages.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, author Damon Freeman was affiliated with Indiana University. Currently December 2006, he is a faculty member in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.



Date Posted: 21 December 2006