How did my Lebanese great grandfather land in Niagara Falls in 1912?


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Talk by Laila Mokhiber

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How did my Lebanese great grandfather land in Niagara Falls in 1912?

Details

Date: 3/27/2016
Originally presented in NYC (also presented in DC)
View slides here.

Description

This presentation explores the different dynamics, political contingencies and historical moments in regards to immigration and social mobility from the Arab world outwards.

Sources & Future References

  • Elizabeth Boosahda From Arab-American Faces and Voices: The Origins of an Immigrant Community
  • Alixa Naff Becoming American: The Early Arab Immigrant Experience
  • Linda K. Jacobs Strangers in the West, The Syrian Colony New York City, 1880-1900
  • Contact Info

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