By Carol Lynn McKibben
McKibben's research of gender and gender roles exhibits that it was once the ladies during this group who had the perception, the ability, and the aim to reply or even prosper amid altering monetary stipulations. Vividly evoking the immigrants' daily stories via first-person debts and targeted description, McKibben demonstrates that the cannery paintings performed through Sicilian immigrant ladies used to be an important when it comes to the id formation and neighborhood improvement. those alterations allowed their households to outlive the demanding situations of political conflicts over citizenship in international conflict II and intermarriage with outsiders in the course of 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 robust experience of transnationalism between Sicilians in Monterey, which has enabled them to proceed as a plausible 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