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Tai S. Kang


The first wave of Korean immigrants to the U.S. took place between 1903-1905. Some 7000 Korean males, came to Hawaii as farm laborers. Within a few years 1000 of them returned to Korea. Approximately 2000 of the early immigrants left Hawaii and came to the Mainland. Between 1907 to 1924 several thousand more Koreans came to the U.S. as "picture brides" (Houchins, and Houchins 1976).

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