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Ethnic Heritage in MississippiThe Twentieth Century$
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Shana Walton and Barbara Carpenter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032622

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.001.0001

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Filipinas in the Deep South

Filipinas in the Deep South

Reading Domestic Oral Narratives as Sites of Politicization and Community Building

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(p.309) 12 Filipinas in the Deep South
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Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi
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Linda Pierce Allen

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032622.003.0013

This chapter examines the story of Filipinas in south Mississippi. The Filipino community in south Mississippi is largely a Filipina community, comprised mainly of first-generation Filipina immigrant women married to white American men. Scattered throughout rural Mississippi, these women managed to forge ties across distance, dialects, and provincial differences to create a community that would initially provide a social network, and eventually establish critical systems of support.

Keywords:   Filipino immigrants, Filipino communities, military families, Filipinas, women’s network, social network, support system

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