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Arab-American faces and voices : the origins of an immigrant community

Author: Elizabeth Boosahda
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Draws on personal interviews, as well as photographs and historical documents that are contemporaneous with the first generation of Arab Americans (Syrians, Lebanese, Palestinians), both Christians  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Fuentes
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Boosahda
ISBN: 0292709196 9780292709195 029270920X 9780292709201
OCLC Number: 760608183
Description: xix, 284 p. : il., mapas ; 24 cm
Contents: Epigraphs; Contents; Illustrations; Maps; Preface; Acknowledgments; Methodology: Data Collection1. Historical Background2. Migration3. Multicultural and Multireligious Neighborhoods4. Work5. Tradition, Education, and Culture6. Americanization7. Legacy and LinkageAddendum I: Private-Sector OrganizationsA. Syrian Brotherhood Orthodox Society, 1905B. Young Mahiethett Society, 1916Addendum II: The Middle East and the Arab World after World War IIGenealogy: Expanded Kinship in One FamilyTimeline: Eastern Orthodox Syrian Christian ChurchNotes; Bibliography; Illustration Credits; Annotated Suggested Reading; Organizations, Collections, and Exhibits; Author Biography; Index
Responsibility: Elizabeth Boosahda.


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This book reminds readers that Arab Americans are as American as the pita bread, hummus, and baklawa that they introduced to the American diet. But it also reminds us that the challenge of Read more...

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