Life in Argentina for the Sicilian Immigrant? - early 1900s

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Life in Argentina for the Sicilian Immigrant? - early 1900s

Postby Bette » 21 Feb 2011, 15:13

I am curious to know what life was like for the Sicilian immigrant who emigrated from Sicily to Buenos Aires, Argentina in the early 1900s. If the Sicilian only had farming skills, were they taken somewhere to work on farms? What opportunities were there for them? Does anyone know if there is information on this subject?

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Re: Life in Argentina for the Sicilian Immigrant? - early 19

Postby maestra36 » 23 Feb 2011, 11:40

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There is a book called Immigrants in the Lands of Promise: Italians in Buenos Aires and New York City, 1870 to 1914 by Samuel L Baily. I don't think the book will specifically answer your question, but you may find something of value to you in it anyway.
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Re: Life in Argentina for the Sicilian Immigrant? - early 19

Postby Bette » 25 Feb 2011, 01:35

Thank you, Peg. I appreciate your response.

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