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Digitized Materials from Michael W. Suleiman Collection

Digitized Materials from Michael W. Suleiman Collection


These documents are digitized items from the Michael W. Suleiman collection.

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  • 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 ...
  • Maloof, Jamil (Al-Hoda, 1904-04-18)
    A former editor of Al-Ayyam praises Rihani for his courage and states that, if he had written the book 20-30 years earlier, one of the patriarchs literally would have cut him to pieces.
  • Unknown author (Al-Ayyam, 1900-05-07)
    Criticizes the Arabic newspapers in the U.S. (of which at the time there were 8) for reckless and personal attacks on each other.
  • Unknown author (Al-Hilal, 1904-10-01)
    Selim al-Basha states that the first Arab immigrants to the Americas were from Bethlehem. They came to sell Holy Land goods. They were followed by the Lebanese.
  • Saab, Niqula Selim (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1915-05-21)
    Argues that Archimandrite Aftimios Ofiesh is both qualified and most deserving to be the bishop of Brooklyn to succeed the deceased Raphael Hawaweeny.
  • Ross, Edward Alsworth (Century Magazine, 1914)
    Brief report on Levantines.
  • Unknown author (Al-Hilal, 1907-10)
    Details the names and years of establishment (with some mistakes) of Arabic newspapersin the U.S., as well as some of the Arab literati there.
  • Unknown author (Al-Hilal, 1903-10-15)
    Includes a list of Arabic newspapers published in the U.S.
  • Rihbany, Abraham Mitrie (Beacon Press, 1918)
    Rihbany wrote this book as a plea to the U.S. to "save the Near East," mainly "Syria" -- i.e., present-day Lebanon, Syria, Mandatory Palestine and Jordan. In the process of arguing that "Syrians" are capable of ruling ...
  • Rustum, As'ad (Al-Hoda, 1904-11-12)
    A poem that attributes Arab-American backwardness to sectarianism and the greed and despotism of the clergy.
  • Abdou, Nagib Tannous (Al-Hoda, 1903-04-29)
    Freedom is distinguished from license, which leads people to go beyond modesty and what is socially acceptable--as some Syrian/Arab men and women in the U.S. do.
  • Rihbany, Abraham Mitrie (War Work COuncil of the Unitarian Churches, 1917)
    Argues that the essence of religion is the same but that conflicts arise over forms, i.e., doctrine.
  • Unknown author (Al-Kalimah, 1907-03-01)
    Useful listing of the various Syrian Orthodox churches in the Brooklyn parish, their locations and the serving priests, as well as information about them.

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