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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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  • Assaf, Jalil (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1912-09-25)
    In response to the call for "Syrians" to take up farming and to remain in the U.S., the writer opposes this notion because 1) money and expertise are not available, and 2) the "Syrians" should return to "Syria," their true ...
  • Juhayna (Al-Ayyam, 1898-10-10)
    On the occasion of gubernatorial elections in New York, the writer compares freedom in the U.S. with tyranny and injustice in Ottoman Turkey where poor economic conditions caused Syrians/Arabs to emigrate to the U.S. Calls ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 (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-Bayan, 1914)
    Open forum where readers expressed their views for and against the immigration of Druze women to the U.S.
  • Atallah, Iskander (Al-Kalimah, 1909-09-15)
    States that, out of two million "Syrians," half a million emigrated to North and South America. Not being used to freedom, some of them turned it into license (some even committing bigamy) to the embarrassment and shame ...
  • Unknown author (Al-Mushir, 1897-12-25)
    This article most likely is by the editor/publisher of Al-Mushir, Selim Sarkis, who attacks the Ottoman Sultan Abdul-Hamid for clamping down on newspapers in his empire--while currying favor with them in Europe and America. ...
  • Tannous, Victoria (Al-Akhlaq, 1921-02)
    Argues that, unlike the Syrian/Arab custom of treating the engagement as almost a wedding or half a wedding, it should be possible for the girl (as it already is for the boy) to break the engagement without shame or harmful ...
  • 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 (District Court, E.D. South Carolina, 1914-02-18)
    Court decides "Syrians" are not white, based on common knowledge.
  • Unknown author (Al-Wafa, 1908-05-02)
    Details the harm and shame for the Arab-American community which comes from peddling by women -- and calls for an end to it.
  • Jessup, Henry Harris (Fleming H. Revell Co., 1910)
    Brief references to Syrian/Arab emigration to the United States.
  • 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 (Harper's Weekly, 1895-08-10)
    Generally positive account of the Arab community in New York, and the daily life and occupations of its members. Pictures.
  • 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.
  • 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. ...
  • Yaziji, Najib (Al-Sa'ih, 1913-02-13)
    An attack on "Americanized" Syrian/Arab women who are too free and make life miserable for their husbands. Calls on Arab men to return to the old country for potential wives.
  • 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.
  • 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, ...

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