Stories Grandma Never Told: Portuguese Women in California

Stories Grandma Never Told: Portuguese Women in California

by Sue Fagalde Lick
     
 

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Nearly one million Portuguese Americans live in California, immigrants or the descendants of immigrants who left poverty behind to seek a better life. Stories Grandma Never Told collects the accounts of the women who settled a foreign land, facing a new language, new customs, and new expectations about their roles as wives, mothers, and workers. Here, too, are

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Nearly one million Portuguese Americans live in California, immigrants or the descendants of immigrants who left poverty behind to seek a better life. Stories Grandma Never Told collects the accounts of the women who settled a foreign land, facing a new language, new customs, and new expectations about their roles as wives, mothers, and workers. Here, too, are the stories of their daughters and granddaughters, and their own struggles to reconcile old-country ways and morality with American lives and identity.

With touching honesty, compassion, thoughtfulness, and humor, more than sixty women provide an intimate and unforgettable view of what it means to be Portuguese American. A tribute to women of Portuguese descent, Stories Grandma Never Told also expands our sense of California--its history and its real culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890771058
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.79(h) x 0.65(d)

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