A Community of Many Worlds: Arab Americans in New York City

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Kathleen Benson, Philip M. Kayal
Syracuse University Press, 2002 - History - 280 pages
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New York City's main Arab communities exemplify the continuity and change that has taken place throughout the city's rich history. The Museum of the City of New York, in partnership with the Middle East Institute at Columbia University and a group of local Arab and non-Arab scholars, activists and educators, undertook a long overdue exploration of New York's Arab populations. The result is a revealing collection of writings and photographs that document and tell the stories of these communities.
  

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Contents

The Mother Colony
3
Palestinian American girl rollerblading Frontispiece
8
The SyrianLebanese Community of South Ferry
11
Advertisement for Atlantic Avenue businesses
21
Impressions of New York City by Early Arab Immigrants
28
Members of alRabita Pen League
36
Images of Early Arab Immigration to New York City
46
Arab women
49
Inventing and Reinventing the Arab American Identity
109
Banquet for heads of Arab States
115
The Changing Arab New York Community
124
Brooklyn Arab Muslim sites
129
Arab Families in New York Public Schools
140
The Syrian Jews of Brooklyn
156
The Mosques of New York
170
Their Arts and New York City 19702000
178

My Mothers Zither
54
Cultural Traditions of Early Arab Immigrants to New York
74
Construction old and new
76
A Personal Story
83
So Who Are We? Who Am
90
Arab American woman and children
96
Hollywoods Muslim Arabs
191
The BeirutNew York Connection
213
A Personal Story
226
Notes
243
Glossary
257
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