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  • Sam'an, Khalil (Al-Hoda, 1898-05-03)
    A poem depicting the life and the peddling trade of Syrians/Arabs.
  • Putnam, F. W. (Thomson Publishing Co., 1894)
    Includes pictures of Arabs from Lebanon, Syria, Algeria, Egypt, etc. who were at the 1893 Columbian World Fair in Chicago.
  • Ajami, Tawfiq (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1915-04-19)
    The writer argues that "Syrians," despite their claims of patriotism, have not helped "Syria." They did, however, rush to provide financial help and to volunteer in the American army in the war against Mexico.
  • Rustum, Mikhail As'ad (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1912-08-21)
    In an article and a poem, the writer approves of and supports the call for Arab Americans to go into farming as the trade that is more respectable and especially more profitable than peddling.
  • Rustum, As'ad (Al-Matba'a al-Adabiyya, 1908)
    Contains many poems about Arabs in America and life in the United States by the author, who immigrated in 1892.
  • Pool, D. de Sola (American Jewish Committee, 1913)
    Discusses Jewish immigrants from Turkey and te Levant, their numbers and settlement in the United States.
  • Raphael, J.G. (Al-Akhlaq, 1921-07)
    Raphael praises an article of the same title by Victoria Tannous, but criticizes the fact that religion hardly was touched upon. He then relates a sad story of the forced separation of a Christian woman and a Muslim man ...
  • Basila, Mary (Al-Jami'ah, 1908-06-20)
    Details the Society's activities, including helping to get Syrians/Arabs out of Ellis Island and financially supporting Arab school children.
  • Maloof, Asber Qatini (Al-Ayyam, 1898-06-25)
    In this complete series of articles, the writer states unequivocally that Syrian/Arab immigrants to America came for economic gain. Some, however, were bad characters in the old homeland and now constitute the depraved, ...
  • Unknown author (Al-Ayyam, 1899-06-29)
    Representatives of "Young Syria" toured the U.S. to recruit members and to arouse anger at Ottoman despotism in Syria.
  • Unknown author (Al-Hilal, 1901-01-01)
    Argues that Syrians/Arabs will not return to the old homeland. In order to retain their Arab heritage, they need to use Arabic at home, establish Arabic language schools, an Arabic press, and ethnic organizations. Eventually, ...
  • Rustum, As'ad (Al-Hoda, 1904-11-24)
    A poem in praise of Afifa Karam.
  • Unknown author (Al-Ayyam, 1898-09-29)
    Argues that Syrian/Arab immigration to the U.S. was caused by economic backwardness, which was the result of Ottoman tyranny. In the U.S., Arabs realized the great value of freedom, which they then preached, through ...
  • Karam, Afifa [Hanna] (Al-Hoda, 1918-04-18)
    Powerful statement for freedom of religion.
  • Hamati, Elia (Al-Sa'ih, 1919-01-16)
    Argues that Palestinians -- much poorer and less educated than European Jews planning to come to Palestine following the Balfour Declaration -- will need to unite, seek help from Arabs and Muslims, educate their children, ...
  • Unknown author (Al-Muqtataf, 1905)
    In response to a question as to why "Syrians" do not assimilate in the U.S., the editors encourage their assimilation.
  • Unknown author (Al-Zuhur, 1910)
    Good early analysis of causes of Arab immigration to the New World.
  • Unknown author (Al-Ayyam, 1900-04-19)
    Reports at length from an article in a Lebanese newspaper (Lubnan) about Syrian/Arab emigrants to the U.S. The source stated that such emigrants mainly were from the lower classes and that they might cause harm to the ...
  • Adhem, Barakat Tannous (Al-Sa'ih, 1918-01-29)
    A satirical (but realistic) account of a "Syrian" who comes to New York, peddles, then opens a store, then a big business. Having succeeded financially, he wants recognition among the educated and uses his wealth to become ...
  • Maloof, Jamil (Al-Hoda, 1906-07-13)
    "The question whether or not to establish "Syrian" schools in America is, to the author, one of the most important issues facing "Syrians." He argues against it because 1) Americans (and Presidents Teddy Roosevelt) want ...

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