Book

Becoming American: the early Arab immigrant experience

Southern Illinois University PressCarbondale • Published In 1985 • Pages: x, 376 , plates

By: Naff, Alixa.

Abstract
This monograph focuses on the assimilation of the early Arabic-speaking Syrian immigrants to the United States and the significant role that peddling played in the process. The material for this study was gathered from the testimonies of pioneer immigrants, their descendants, and successors. The document describes the land, history, and society of greater Syria prior to emigration, the migration process itself, cultural adjustment to American society, the techniques employed and the personal experiences of those who engaged in 'pack peddling', and the transformation of Syrian immigrants to Syrian-Americans.
Subjects
Acculturation and culture contact
Sociocultural trends
Ethos
Cultural identity and pride
Ethnic stratification
Sodalities
Religious denominations
culture
Arab Americans
HRAF PubDate
1999
Region
North America
Sub Region
Regional, Ethnic and Diaspora Cultures
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Historian, Sociologist-4,5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1998
Coverage Date
ca. 1870 - 1940s
Coverage Place
United States
Notes
Alixa Naff
Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-367)
LCCN
84020261
LCSH
Arab Americans