America is in heart
Farm in barrio
The Bulosan family farm consists of four hectares of land located outside the town of Binalonan. The father and Carlos live on the farm and grow the food for the family until the moneylenders repossess it. Most of Carlos' early years are spent on the farm with trips into town to visit his mother.
is a town in the Philippines where the mother lives in a house with Amado and Carlos' sisters. It is a part of the rural Philippine culture of the time.
is a town in the Philippines, a short distance from Binalonan. Carlos accompanies his mother there to sell beans.
San Manuel is a town a short distance from Binalonan where Carlos and his mother go to work in the mongo harvest
Tayug is a neighboring town where rice is grown. Carlos and his mother go there to work in the harvest.
Mangusmana is the home of Carlos' maternal grandmother. When she dies, Carlos and his father go there to work the land, since the father has lost his land to the moneylenders.
Baguio is a town where Carlos goes when he first leaves Binalonan. It is where he spends two years working as a houseboy and working at the library.
Lingayen is the seaport town where Carlos' cousin attends high school. Carlos moves there for a year with his cousin and works on a fishing boat.
Washington Seattle is the town where Carlos and Marcelo arrive in America. It is here where they cannot pay their hotel bill and are sold into a labor contract for a cannery in Alaska.
Cannery in Alaska
When Marcelo and Carlos cannot pay their hotel bill in Seattle they are sold to a labor contractor who sends them to an Alaskan cannery to work for a year.
California Stockton and the Stockton area is the scene for quite a bit of activity in the book.
Oregon Klamath Falls is the town where Carlos is arrested, beaten and robbed. The next morning he...