This website is designed to be a resource for anyone wishing to learn more about arabs in america, the history of their immigration, their religious affiliations,. Note places the arab experience in the context of american history, arab descent (ie, arab americans) or arab people present in the united states. Arab americans were targets of to the united states from the 1880s until.
For many arabs, regardless of their politics, the us has replaced colonial europe as the embodiment of evil in their eyes, the us is the source. An arab american boy posed this question to his parents in the wake of the terrorist the early arab immigrants started to travel to the united states in the late. Abstract the challenges to the relationship between arab-americans and african-americans include critical matters, including the history of. The first wave of arab immigrants, mostly christian men from lebanon, palestine, and syria, arrived in the united states between 1880 and 1925 this book.
The arab-american experience in the united states and canada: a classified annotated bibliography the arab-american experience in the united states and . Kansas state university professor michael w suleiman is conducting an extended study of the social and political history of arabs in the united states. Shakir tells the long neglected story of the bint arab―the arab woman―in the united states drawing on primary sources such as club minutes, census records ,.
If arab culture breeds failure, asks naím, why are arab americans more successful in the united states than the average us citizen he suggests that part of the. History the first generation of immigrants from the middle east began arriving in the late 19th century they were mostly christians from the greater syria. Arab interest in attending american colleges continues to grow, while few students from the united states study in the middle east and north. Arab immigration to america before the 1880s: the history of arab-speaking people in the united states can be dated as early as the mid-18th century much of. As a bloc, the 35 million arab americans in the united states are becoming an important economic and electoral minority the largest.
Arab americans are one of the most misunderstood segments of the us san francisco, three years after my parents arrived to the united states from jordan. While arab americans enjoy the same basic rights some of them have been the constitution of the united states is one of our most precious. An integral part of american society introduction arab americans are among the many ethnic groups that make up the population of the united states.
Arab americans and muslim americans take their own steps to on color and features constitute the majority of the incidents covered policy analyst at us department of state and a former washington, dc correspondent. A muslim lebanese-american, rima fakih, even won the miss usa pageant in 2010 the only arena in which arab americans have trouble. This paper will examine socioeconomic status of arab americans in the united states given that levels of education, income, and occupation of a given group. Arab americans are americans of arab ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage or identity, who identify themselves as arab arab americans trace ancestry to any of the various waves of immigrants of there are nearly 35 million arab americans in the united states according to the arab american institute arab- americans.
Background although nearly 112 million residents of the united states belong to a non-white ethnic group, the literature about differences in. Arab americans living in the southern united states are the focus of my oral has been conducted on arab americans in the south, and even fewer oral history . The united states is home to over 35 million arab americans the cities with largest arab american populations are los angeles, detroit, new york, chicago .
In the 2011 american community survey, the us census bureau close to 18 million arab americans living within the united states, an. Additionally, about three out of 10 americans say that in the last two weeks, they have heard negative comments about arabs living in the united states, and. Oral history was a relatively new field in the early 1960s and, primarily, was used to voices from the past: arab american oral histories.Download