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  • Rustum, As'ad (Al-Hoda, 1904-11-24)
    A poem in praise of Afifa Karam.
  • 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, ...
  • 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.
  • Maloof, Asber Qatini (Al-Ayyam, 1898-06-25)
    In this incomplete 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, ...
  • 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.
  • 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--and ...
  • Pool, D. de Sola (American Jewish Committee, 1913)
    Discusses Jewish immigrants from Turkey and the Levant, their numbers and settlement in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sam'an, Khalil (Al-Hoda, 1898-05-03)
    A poem depicting the life and the peddling trade of Syrians/Arabs.
  • Antun, Farah (Al-Jami'ah, 1908-08)
    Report by the editor of Al-Jami'ah about his meeting with the Canadian Minister of the Interior who detailed for him the conditions of acquiring land to homestead, especially in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
  • Awwad, Yusuf (Al-Wafa, 1908-01-24)
    Argues that Arab women should be educated which would keep them from crime and corruption -- but they should know that "Man is the master of women, as Christ is the Head of the Church."
  • Abu-Sa'd, Nassif Yusuf (Al-Ayyam, 1898-06-30)
    Writes about the success achieved by Syrians/Arabs in North Dakota in homestead farming, where over twenty families are present. Asks for a Catholic priest for them.
  • Bourke, John G. (Journal of American Folk-Lore, 1896)
    Author, who was then president of the American Folk-Lore Society, states that enough "Moorish blood was included in the Caucasian migration to New Spain" to make it of "considerable importance" (p. 82). He then details ...
  • Unknown author (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1902-11-02)
    Generally positive picture of wealthier Syrians/Arabs moving into Brooklyn and rapidly Americanizing. Women are praised for hard work in peddling.
  • 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 ...
  • Cole, William Isaac (Massachusetts Department of Education, 1921)
    Provides background, numbers, distribution, occupations, and assimilation.

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