Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut by Anthony V. Riccio.

Feb 11, 2015 704

The role that immigrant and first generation Italian women played in the workforce before 1960 is not well-documented. Aside from such dramatic and tragic stories such as the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, immigrant women and their daughters have not been given sufficient credit for their role in America's factories and canneries.

Less known, as well, is the role that women, more often as silent but important partners, played in the formation of labor unions, from the east to the west coasts. Anthony Riccio's Farms, Factories, and Families is an important contribution to the role that Italian women have played in American life, especially the workforce.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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