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Browsing Digitized Materials from Michael W. Suleiman Collection by Title

Browsing Digitized Materials from Michael W. Suleiman Collection by Title

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  • Rustum, As'ad (Al-Hoda, 1904-11-24)
    A poem in praise of Afifa Karam.
  • Maloof, Joseph N. (Al-Ayam Press, 1899)
    Includes a section on Arab immigration, the Arab American community, its socio-economic conditions and press. Pictures.
  • 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 ...
  • Nakad, Khattar Yusuf (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1914-05-14)
    Argues against panic in the wake of denial of citizenship to George Dow, in South Carolina, based on argument that Syrians were not white. Calls for petitioning Congress on the issue.
  • Shumayyel, Shibli (Fatat al-Shara, 1909-12)
    Author criticizes the head of the Naturalization Council in the U.S. as unrepresentative of Americans as a whole when he denied "Syrians" the right to American citizenship. He calls for changing the statute on which the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Azkul, Mikhail (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1915-07-29)
    Cautions Syrian/Arab girls against abandoning the wonderful qualities and conservative behavior of Syrians/Arabs. If they are to become Americanized, they should follow the example of the better-class American girl -- who ...
  • 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.
  • Mubarak, Yohanna Jirjis (Al-Hoda, 1904-12-08)
    Reports that there were 88 Syrians in Fond du Lac, WI, most of them working in factories, except for six peddlers and one shoe repairman. The city also had three hand-written newspapers.
  • 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.
  • Muhaysin, Mohammed (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1915-01-12)
    Finds Turkish women more liberated than Arab, especially Muslim, women. The New World magazine, the Arabic-speaking magazine, established in U.S. by Afifa Karam is good -- but has hardly any signed articles, other than ...
  • 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.
  • Ajami, Tawfiq (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1914-12-04)
    The writer states that Syrians are not worthy of claiming that they are Arabs since they have not acted like the proud, self-respecting Arabs who would not have tolerated Turkish rule.
  • Hajj, Yusuf (Kawkab America, 1893-09-01)
    Agony and shame are expressed at the alleged bad behavior of Syrian women peddlers.
  • Childe, Cromwell (New York Times, 1899-08-20)
    Attempts to take the "romance" out of accounts about Little Syria, especially the lower Washington Street section. States that only the poor live there whereas rich Syrians/Arabs do business in Little Syria by day and get ...
  • Karam, Afifa (Al-Aalam al-jadid al-nisa'iah, 1913-08)
    Argues that the different treatment of boys and girls in the Syrian/Arab family ends up hurting the boy and helping the girl. Recommends treating both equally and bringing them up properly.
  • 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.
  • 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-Hoda, 1904-11-12)
    A poem that attributes Arab-American backwardness to sectarianism and the greed and despotism of the clergy.

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