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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Becoming American: the early Arab immigrant experience
Published By: Original publisher
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. 1985. x,
376 p., plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Religious denominations (795);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
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.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-367)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
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).
ca. 1870 - 1940s
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings