By Carol Lynn McKibben
McKibben's research of gender and gender roles exhibits that it was once the ladies during this neighborhood who had the perception, the facility, and the aim to reply or even prosper amid altering financial stipulations. Vividly evoking the immigrants' daily reviews via first-person money owed and targeted description, McKibben demonstrates that the cannery paintings performed by means of Sicilian immigrant girls used to be an important by way of the id formation and neighborhood improvement. those alterations allowed their households to outlive the demanding situations of political conflicts over citizenship in international battle II and intermarriage with outsiders through the migration adventure. the ladies shaped voluntary institutions and celebrated festas that successfully associated them with one another and with their domestic villages in Sicily. non-stop migration created a powerful feel of transnationalism between Sicilians in Monterey, which has enabled them to proceed as a conceivable ethnic group today.
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Beyond Cannery Row: Sicilian Women, Immigration, and Community in Monterey, California, 1915-99 (Statue of Liberty Ellis Island) by Carol Lynn McKibben