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Bint Arab Arab and Arab American Women in the United States

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ISBN-10: 0275956725

ISBN-13: 9780275956721

Edition: N/A

Authors: Evelyn Shakir

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Shakir tells the long neglected story of the bint arab--the Arab woman--in the United States. Drawing on primary sources such as club minutes, census records, and dozens of interviews, she explores the experience of late 19th- and early 20th-century immigrants--mostly Christian peasants from Lebanon and Syria--and their American-born daughters. Later, she moves on to the well assimilated granddaughters (many of whom have reidentified with the Arab community and begun to fight its political battles). The work concludes with those women--most of them Muslim--who have emigrated over the last quarter century from many Arab countries, particularly Palestinians. While attempting to correct…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/26/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The First Wave, 1875-1925 Miriam Katreen Syrian
Immigration Women Immigrants Peddlers
Mill Girls, Factory Hands, and Entrepreneurs Students and Teachers
Clubwomen Making a Match From Second Generation to Third Fighting
"Political Racism": Paula Reconnecting: Linda Women for Women: Cheryl Color and Religion: Khadija
The Second Wave, 1945-Present Prologue Palestinians: Emily, Ihsan, Najeebi, Suhair, Suad, Nuha, and Nawal, Mona Collage
Epilogue
Appendix
Bibliography
Index