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Strangers No More: Syrians in the United States, 1880-1900

Strangers No More: Syrians in the United States, 1880-1900

by Linda K. Jacobs


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Syrian/Lebanese immigration to the United States began only in 1878, but by 1900, Syrian men and women had settled in every state and territory, from Alabama to Wyoming. First traveling 5,000 miles to reach New York, these wanderers peddled their way to the furthest corners of the country, settling in hundreds of cities and towns. They braved the rigors of the western territories, including Alaska, and moved into towns where no Arab had ever been seen before. There they made new lives for themselves, becoming along the way, Americans.

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ISBN-13: 9780983539261
Publisher: Kalimahpress
Publication date: 10/02/2019
Pages: 474
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Linda K. Jacobs, PhD, is the grand-daughter of Lebanese immigrants who settled in New York City in the nineteenth century. A New York-based scholar and activist, Jacobs is the author of Digging In: An American Archaeologist Uncovers the Real Iran (KalimahPress 2012) and Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900 (KalimahPress 2015).

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