The Arab Americans

The Arab Americans

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by Rodney P. Carlisle
     
 

Arab Americans are loosely defined by their shared language as opposed to similar religious or cultural practices. Even this distinction is problematic, however, as some immigrants from Arab countries, such as Kurds, Circassians, and Berbers, do not speak Arabic. Furthermore, a common misconception of Arab Americans as being predominantly Muslim persists in America

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Overview

Arab Americans are loosely defined by their shared language as opposed to similar religious or cultural practices. Even this distinction is problematic, however, as some immigrants from Arab countries, such as Kurds, Circassians, and Berbers, do not speak Arabic. Furthermore, a common misconception of Arab Americans as being predominantly Muslim persists in America when in fact the majority of the Arabic-speaking community in the United States is actually Christian. These complex and often divisive distinctions have deterred Arab Americans' establishment of large communities, although small enclaves have formed in California, New Jersey, and Michigan.

The Multicultural America series offers students and general readers a fascinating glimpse into the history of different ethnic groups in the United States. The focus of the set is on the social history, customs, and traditions of immigrants across American history. Each volume examines a specific ethnic group and presents a remarkable array of valuable information, covering everything from food, dress, entertainment, work, education, popular pastimes, political activity, and contributions and conflicts in American society. In an engaging, informative manner, each volume describes what members of a group found when they first arrived in the United States up to their current status in American society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816078127
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Series:
Multicultural America Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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