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Transcript of plantations

Plantations: 1900-1970 Morning Noon
Name & Title
Rules & Regs Night What do you think a day is like for a plantation worker.
If you think there are differences for males & females, write both down. Typical Work Day: 5:00am: Whistle! Wake-up.
6:00am: Gather at train or walk to field.
11:00am: Whistle! Kaukau.
11:30am: Whistle! Kaukau pau. Go back to work.
4:30pm: Whistle! Pau hana.
8:00pm: Whistle! Lights out. Women:
Wake up at 4:00am, to prepare breakfast and lunch.
At 4:30pm, after pau hana, women would go to furo/bath. Then fix dinner. Then either garden, sew, and/or take care of other family matters.
After 8:00pm when lights were out, women still had to continue family care activities as necessary. 1910: 1/3 of all Japanese women worked in the sugar fields.
50 cents/10hr. workday
$13/month, equals 66% of Japanese men's wages. Men: Cut, carry, and loaded the cane.
Women:Weeded fields, irrigated, stripped the cane of dry leaves, or cut seed cane.
However, when women worked with their husbands in contract gangs, they did everything including the cutting, carrying, and loading. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081021110755AAWhi7Z
http://plantationlifehawaii.blogspot.com/ The Perquisite System: A system adopted by plantation owners that tried to quiet labor unrest.
It provided "benefits" to the plantation workers instead of higher wages.
Plantation owners would build recreational facilities, churches, gymnasiums, clubhouses,and even provided medical care. Works Cited: The different ethnicities that worked on the palntations included: Filipinos, Japanese, Chinese, & Hawaiians.
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