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  • Maloof, Joseph N. (Al-Ayam Press, 1899)
    Includes a section on Arab immigration, the Arab American community, its socio-economic conditions and press. Pictures.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bruce, Edward C. (Lipincott & Co., 1877)
    This history and description of the Centennial Exhibition has very brief reference to the Egyptian exhibit
  • U.S. Congress, House of Representatives (1906)
    After a trip to Europe and the Middle East, Inspector Braun describes the conditions under which emigrants from Greater Syria to the U.S. operate.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 (Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1915-09-14)
    Court decides "Syrians" are white, based on scientific evidence, Congressional intent and legal precedent.
  • Abdou, Nagib (Meraat-Ul-Gharb, 1907)
    Dr. Nagib Abdou, ex-United States Medical Officer, who came from his native Syria to South America at age 16, compiled this directory during his travels. The directory includes and introduction and listings in both English ...
  • Yaziji, Iskander (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1914-01-17)
    Discusses the causes of Syrian/Arab emigration, the social, educational, and political status of Arab Americans, and the potential for improvement which immigration has provided in all areas of Arab life.
  • Unknown author (District Court, E.D. South Carolina, 1914-02-18)
    Court decides "Syrians" are not white, based on common knowledge.
  • 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 ...
  • Maloof, M.M. (Boston Evening Transcript, 1917-08-22)
    This article talks about the willingness of Syrian and Lebanese Christians to fight for the United States against the Ottoman Turks in World War 1. It includes a letter from an infantryman training in Texas to his family. ...
  • Lacey, T.J. (Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, 1920)
    Covers several Eastern church groups, especially the Syrian Orthodox Church, Assyrian-Nestorians, Assyrian-Jacobites, and Protestant Syrians. Useful early account. Pictures.
  • 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). ...
  • McLaughlin, Allan (Popular Science Monthly, 1904-09)
    The article provides a portrait of three different groups of immigrants in America: the Hebrews (or Jews), the Magyars, and the "Levantine Races." McLaughlin is not very positive towards the immigrants from the Levant; he ...

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