Memories of Migration: Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1870-1924

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SUNY Press, 1996 - Social Science - 242 pages
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Friedman-Sasaba (sociology and women's studies, U. of Washington-Tacoma) explores migrating women's struggles to remake and redefine themselves under oppressive conditions, contrasting the experiences of Russian-Jewish and Italian women who immigrated to New York City from the last third of the 19th century to the close of mass immigration in 1924.
  

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Review: Memories of Migration: Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1870-1924

User Review  - Pierre Corneille - Goodreads

I might be inclined to give this book only one star. But, besides its horrendus writing, it merely commits the same cliches as other books on early 20th century immigration: "eastern and southern Europeans" immigrated to the US and blah blah blah. Read full review

Review: Memories of Migration: Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1870-1924

User Review  - Goodreads

I might be inclined to give this book only one star. But, besides its horrendus writing, it merely commits the same cliches as other books on early 20th century immigration: "eastern and southern Europeans" immigrated to the US and blah blah blah. Read full review

Contents

Women and International Migration Moving Beyond Unproductive Polarizations
7
Why Did We Have to Leave? The Shifting Patterns of Jewish Womens Lives in Russia at the Turn of the Century
31
Take Me to America The Origins of Italian Womens Migration to the United States at the Turn of the Century
63
So We Have Crossed Half the World for This? The Incorporation of Immigrant Wives and Mothers in New York 18701924
91
The Right to a Personality The Experiences of Young Single Immigrant Women in New York 18701924
135
Conclusion
175
Notes
195
Bibliography
211
Index
235
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About the author (1996)

Kathie Friedman-Kasaba is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies in the Liberal Studies Program at the University of Washington Tacoma.

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