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In 1913 my Great Grandfather Man Kum Paik immigrated to Hawaii to work in the infamous sugar cane plantations He first arrived in Koloa Kauai My Great Grandmother came over two years later They moved to the Big Island where my Great Grandfather worked in the Plantation fields in the Paala plant After having his first child he moved the family over to Hilo because the school that was around Paala only went up to the sixth grade He wanted his children to be educated at a high school level so he moved the family over to Hilo The offer that my Great Grandfather and many other took was similar to this package which included a fee passage to Honolulu from Korea subsistence and medical attention during the journey The contract kept men working for at least three years upon their arrival The laborers would receive free housing for them as well as their family if applicable Medical attention and medicine were both offered to the men and their families The men were also exempt from personal taxes he and his family enjoyed the personal protection of the laws that existed in the territory of Hawaii and all of his children who were under the age of 14 were allowed free public education Men were paid fifteen dollars a month and raised a dollar after completing each year His wife and children were also allowed to work and the wages were boys got fifty cents per day girls got thirty five cents per day and women were paid forty cents per day A typical day would start off with a whistle at five oclock in the morning The typical day would last for ten hours The typical sugar cane cutter was paid sixty-seven cents per day The Caucasian male was paid five sixty-two per day for doing bookkeeping work Women were forced to wake up at four oclock in the morning They started earlier because
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