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New Americans: American Immigration History

Middle Eastern Immigrants

History of Arab Americans : Exploring Diverse Roots
Aminah Al-Deen. Greenwood, 2019. Rutgers-restricted Access
Arab-American Faces and Voices
Elizabeth Boosahda. University of Texas Press, 2010.
"Draws on over two hundred personal interviews, as well as photographs and historical documents that are contemporaneous with the first generation of Arab Americans (Syrians, Lebanese, Palestinians), both Christians and Muslims, who immigrated to the Americas between 1880 and 1915, and their descendants." Rutgers-restricted Access
The Making of Arab Americans: From Syrian Nationalism to U.S. Citizenship
Hani J. Bawardi. University of Texas Press, 2014. Rutgers-restricted Access
"The Arab Community in the United States: A Review and an Assessment of the State of Research and Writing on Arab Americans,"
Michael W. Suleiman. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 37(1), April 2010, pp. 39-55. Rutgers-restricted access
Bibliography of Selected References on Arab Americans
Compiled by the Arab American Institute Foundation.
"A Select Bibliography on Arab-American Immigration and Settlement,"
Mohammed Sawaie IN Arabs in the New World: Studies on Arab-American Communities. Edited by Sameer Y. Abraham and Nabeel Abraham. Detroit, Mich., Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies, 1983, pp. 187-199. Available?
We the People of Arab Ancestry in the United States
Angela Brittingham and G. Patricia de la Cruz. Census 2000 Special Report. March 2005.
"This report provides a portrait of the Arab population in the United States, and discusses some of the largest groups within this population at the national level."
Arab American Women: Representation and Refusal
Therese Saliba et. al. Syracuse University Press, 2021. Rutgers-restricted Access
Exiled Memories: Stories of Iranian Diaspora
Zohreh T. Sullivan. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 2010.
The personal stories of 45 Iranian men and women all of whom now live in the U.S. Rutgers -restricted Access
Palestinian Chicago: Identity in Exile
Loren D. Lybarger. University of California Press, 2020. Rutgers-restricted Access
A Community of Many Worlds: Arab Americans in New York City
Kathleen Benson and Philip M. Kayal. Syracuse University Press, 2002. Available?

Streaming Media

In My Own Skin: The Complexity of Living as an Arab in America. 2001. "Sheds the light on the complexities of the Arab American experience through the candid, in-depth interviews with five young Arab women living in New York in the months following the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center." Rutgers-restricted Access

With Us or Against Us: Afghans in America. 2002. Follows several Afghan-Americans as they struggle to cope with the anti-Afghan sentiments In America. Rutgers-restricted Access

America's Arabs
New York, Columbia Broadcasting System, 2001. "In the aftermath of 9/11, Ed Bradley reports on how the residents of Dearborn, Mich. -- one of the biggest Arab communities outside of the Middle East -- have been affected by the terrorist attacks."

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Arab Americans
Iranian Americans
Lebanese Americans
Syrian Americans

You can also use these "formulas" to search the Catalog for material on specific immigrant groups:

[Country Name] Emigration and Immigration Example: Lebanon Emigration and Immigration
[Group] United States Example: Israelis United States

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