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The Many Functions And Meanings of Flora Within The Lives of Two American Immigrant Families (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin P. Riggs.

This paper considers the many diverse functions and meanings of flora within the lives of two American immigrant families—the Birys, a family of Alsatian immigrants living in Castroville, Texas and the Domotos, a family of Japanese immigrants living in Oakland, California. Drawing evidence from the archaeological record, modern built landscapes, oral history interviews, and written histories, I demonstrate that plant life played a central role in these families’ struggles to create livable...