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Anti-Japanese Legislation

February 24, 2010 |  2:00 am

Feb. 24, 1920, Briggs “The Days of Real Sport,” by Clare Briggs.

Feb. 25, 1920, Japanese
Feb. 24, 1920, Japanese 

Feb. 24, 1920: "The great mass of California voters have been roused by the Japanese menace; and they are ready to go to almost any length to break the Jap monopoly on the agricultural lands and products of the state," The Times says. "The position of The Times on the Japanese question in so far as it relates to the owning and leasing of land in California has been frequently stated on this page. We hold that the federal government is at fault in holding to a so-called gentleman's agreement which has enabled the Japanese to get a strangle-hold on the agricultural industry in this state."