The Arab Americans: A History

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Olive Branch Press, 2006 - 500 páginas
Preface -- Acknowledgments --Introduction -- Generations reunite in Arbeen, Syria -- Seed to the wind : The first wave of Arab immigration (1878-1924) -- The Stuff of Myths: Arab Adventurers in the New World -- The Withered Cedar: Why the Arabs Left Syria and Lebanon -- Who Am I? The Syrians Dock in America -- Transplanting the fig tree: The first generation on American soil (1924-1947) -- The Depression and the Syrian Americans -- World War II -- Making a Name: First-Generation Notables -- The Palestine debacle: The second wave of Arab immigration (1948-1966) -- Syrian Americans React to the Brewing Palestine Conflict -- Immigrants from a Lost Palestine -- Other Second Wave Immigrants from Arab Regimes -- The third wave: West Bank captured, Lebanon torn asunder, The Iran-Iraq War (1967-1989) -- Iraqis, Yemenis, and Egyptian Copts -- Third Wave Palestinians and Lebanese -- The political awakening (1972-1982) -- The Association of Arab American University Graduates (AAUG) --

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Reseña de usuario  - Bodagirl - LibraryThing

Interesting topic (especially Chapter 2, about the first Arab immigrants), but not the most engaging book. I feel like Orfalea was too close to his subject, though the amount of interviews he did with Arab Americans from across the country was impressive. Leer reseña completa

THE ARAB AMERICANS: A History

Reseña de usuario  - Kirkus

An idiosyncratic account of Arab immigrants and their native-born children in America.Orfalea (Writing/Pitzer College) doesn't trade in ethnic history on a par with, say, Manuel Gonzales's Mexicanos ... Leer reseña completa

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