Khalaf, Samir. The background and causes of Lebanese/Syrian immigration to the United States before World War I

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The background and causes of Lebanese/Syrian immigration to the United States before World War I

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Crossing the waters : Arabic-speaking immigrants to the United States before 1940, edited by Eric J. Hooglund

Published By: Original publisher Crossing the waters : Arabic-speaking immigrants to the United States before 1940, edited by Eric J. Hooglund Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. 1987. 17-35 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Samir Khalaf

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Arab Americans (NK09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External migration (167); History and culture change (170);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article presents a descriptive analysis of the magnitude, scale, and implication of Syrian-Lebanese emigration to the United States. The paper focuses on three dimensions of this complex phenomenon dealing with: (1) changing patterns in the emigration process between 1886 to 1914; (2) a socioeconomic profile of the immigrants themselves and how and why this profile changed over the years; and (3) the clarification and accounting of the major causes of such an exodus.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 13

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nk09-013

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Unknown-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1998

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1740 - early twentieth century

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans

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