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Interview with Alex Ruiz

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Title:Interview with Alex Ruiz
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Planas, Chris (interviewer)
Ruiz, Alex (interviewee)
Keywords:Ethnic Relations
Filipinos - Lifestyles
Plantation Life
Date Issued:1987
Series:Koloa: An Oral History of a Kauai Community
Source:15-38-1-87, 15-42-2-87
Description:Raised in Laoag and Manila in the Philippines, Ruiz recalls his immigration to Hawaii and detention at the immigration station. He also tells of Caucasian supervisors in the field, store, and mill, and of the discriminatory coupon system for Filipinos.
sugar plantation laborer, sugar plantation mill worker, store employee, welder; Filipino; male
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:2 hr, 28 min
53 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Koloa, Kauai
Appears in Collections: Koloa: An Oral History of a Kaua‘i Community

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