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  • Beale, E.F. (U.S. Government, 1858)
    Beale's narrative of the survey of a wagon road near the 35th parallel is full of admiration and praise of the camels. Beale named his favorite camel "Seid" (p. 34), but hardly mentioned the cameleers.
  • Cohen, David Solis; Sommer, H.B. (Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1876)
    A humorous account of the Centennial Exposition, with references to Arab and Muslim participants.
  • Beverly, Ben (Centennial Publishing Co., 1876)
    Some references and discussion of the Turkish, Tunisian, Egyptian and Algerian exhibits at the Philadelphia 1876 Fair.
  • Bruce, Edward C. (Lipincott & Co., 1877)
    This history and description of the Centennial Exhibition has very brief reference to the Egyptian exhibit
  • Unknown author (New York Daily Tribune, 1877-05-24)
    Seven Algerians (also called Tunisians) escaped from a military prison in French Guiana, made their way to Wilmington, NC but were then sent to New York where a "Turkish gentleman" tried to recruit them for the Turkish ...
  • Unknown author (New York Daily Tribune, 1878-12-12)
    Eight Tunisian prisoners in jails in French Guiana escaped and arrived in New York where they were given jobs chopping wood.
  • Bandelier, F. (Magazine of Western History, 1886)
    Credits Marcos of Nizza with the discovery of New Mexico and refers to Estevanico merely as the Negro who disobeyed orders.
  • Unknown author (Harper's Weekly, 1890-10-25)
    This article takes a look at the "Arab colony" on New York City's westside, along Greenwich and Washington streets. The article provides physical descriptors of the colony's residents and their perspective on Arab culture ...
  • Unknown author (Al-Hilal, 1893-10-15)
    Relates that many of the "Syrians" and Egyptians who went to the Columbian fair for trade lost a great deal of money because attendance was low. [However, that was prior to the sensational dance du ventre introduced by ...
  • Unknown author (Al-Hilal, 1893-10-15)
    Relates that many of the "Syrians" and Egyptians who went to the Columbian fair for trade lost a great deal of money because attendance was low. [However, that was prior to the sensational dance du ventre introduced by ...
  • McGovern, John (Halligan's Illustrated World, 1894-03-12)
    Includes pictures and text of "Arabs" at the Fair.
  • Bourke, John G. (The Journal of American Folk-Lore, 1896-04)
    This article details the many ways in which Arabic has influenced the language of the Spanish speaking residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Bourke divides his analysis into several different areas of life for these residents ...
  • Unknown author (Al Hoda, 1898)
    The article reports on the catastrophe that was the sinking of the French ocean liner SS. La Bourgogne, which sunk on July 4th, 1898, at the mouth of the New York harbor. 549 lives were lost in the tragedy, including several ...
  • Musallam, Elias (1898-12-13)
    This document is a summary of a speech given by the writer Dr. Elias Efendi Musallam Kattem about some of the accomplishments of Syrians/Arabs in the U.S. in commerce, journalism, and learning (with 30 in medicine).
  • Maloof, Joseph N. (Al-Ayam Press, 1899)
    Includes a section on Arab immigration, the Arab American community, its socio-economic conditions and press. Pictures.
  • U.S. Congress, House of Representatives (Government Printing Office, 1903)
    Much statistical information about immigration (to and from) the United States by Syrians/Arabs and those from Turkey or Turkey-in-Asia.
  • McLaughlin, A.J. (Popular Science Monthly, 1903-01)
    Argues that most desirable immigrants for U.S. are unskilled laborers and those between the ages of 15 and 45. Based on these criteria, Syrians/Arabs rank low. Also, they are rated less desirable because of their relatively ...
  • Duncan, Norman (Harper's Monthly Magazine, 1903-03)
    Paints the Syrians/Arabs as a simple people, hard-working and not harmful to others, even though they are viewed with suspicion and fear by some Americans. They are presented as all Christian and as opponents of the Ottoman ...
  • Carroll, Charles C. (Government Printing Office, 1904)
    Importation and treatment of the camels are detailed carefully and named individually (p. 401). The imported cameleers are hardly mentioned except as numbers: "six Arabs," "a Turk" (p. 399), "One of the Arabs" (p. 400). ...
  • Buel, J.W. (World's Progress Publishing Co., 1904)
    This 10 volume survey of the exposition and its people has a brief section on the Egyptian exhibit in chapter 10.

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