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Arab American History, Life & Values

(see also Arab Latin American History, Life & Values & Muslim American History, Life & Values)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee.

Arab American Republicans Against Bush.

In the Library: Articles

Singer, Mark. "Home is here," New Yorker (10/15/01):62-70.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abraham, Sameer Y. & Nabeel Abraham (eds.) The Arab World & Arab Americans: Understanding a Neglected Minority (Detroit: Wayne State U., 1981).

__________ & Nabeel Abraham (eds.) Arabs in the New World: Studies on Arab-American Communities (Detroit: Wayne State U., 1983).

Abu-Laban, Baha & Michael W. Suleiman (eds.) Arab-Americans: Continuity & Change (Belmont MA: Association of Arab-American University Graduates, 1989).

Abu-Nimer, Mohammed. Nonviolence & Peace Building in Islam (Gainesville: U. of Florida, 2003).

Ameri, Anan & Yvonne Lockwood. Arab Americans in Metro Detroit: A Pictorial History (Chicago: Arcadia, 2001).

Aswad, Barbara C. (ed.) The Arab-Speaking Communities in American Cities (Staten Island NY: Center for Migration Studies, 1974).

Boosahda, Elizabeth. Arab-American Faces & Voices: The Origins of an Immigrant Community (Austin: U. of Texas, 2003).

Elkholy, Abdo. The Arab Moslems in the US: Religion & Assimilation (New Haven: College & University, 1966).

Hagopian, Elaine C. & Ann Paden (eds.) The Arab-Americans: Studies in Assimilation (Wilmette IL: Medina U., 1969).

Hooglund, Eric J. (ed.) Crossing the Waters: Arabic-Speaking to Immigrants to the US before 1940 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1987).

Kanafani, Fay Afaf. Nadia, Captive of Hope: Memoir of an Arab Woman (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1999).

Naff, Alixa. Becoming American: The Early Arab American Immigrant Experience (Carbondale IL: U. of Southern Illinois, 1993).

Orfalea,Gregory. Before the Flames: A Quest for the History of Arab Americans (Austin: U. of Texas, 1988).

In the Library: Fiction

Abu-Jaber, Diana. Arabian Jazz (NY: Harcourt Brace, 1993).

__________. Crescent: A Novel (NY: Norton. 2003). Arab American Los Angeles.

Adams, Lorraine. Harbor (NY: Knopf, 2004).

Carr, Jan. Harem Wish (NY: Plume, 1995).

Geha, Joseph. Through & Through: Toledo Stories (St. Paul MN: Graywolf, 1990).

Halaby, Laila. West of the Jordan: A Novel (Boston: Beacon, 2003).

Melhem, D.H. & Leila Diab. A Different Path: An Anthology of the Radius of Arab American Writers (Detroit: Ridgeway, 2000).

Noble, Frances Khirallah. The Situe Stories (Syracuse NY: Syracuse U., 2000).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Hall, Loretta. Arab American Voices (Detroit: UXL, 2000).

Naff, Alixa. The Arab Americans (Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1999).

In the Library: Poetry

Melhem, D.H. Conversation with a Stone Mason: Poems (NY: Ikon, 2003).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Brothers & Others: The Impact of September 11 on Arabs, Muslims & Southeast Asians in America" [2002], dir. Nicholas Rossier, 60m. From Arab Film Distribution.

"Caught in the Crossfire: Arab Americans in Wartime" [2002], dir. David Van Taylor & Brad Lichtenstein, 54m. "The Bombing" [1999], dir. Simone Bitton, 59m. From First Run/Icarus.

"In My Own Skin: The Complexity of Living as an Arab in America" [2002], dir. Nikki Byrd & Jennifer Jajeh, 15m. From Arab Film Distribution.

"The Siege" [1998], dir. Edward Zwick, 116m. In video stores.

"Voices in Exile: Immigrants & the First Amendment" [1989], dir. ?, ?m. From Olive Branch Productions.

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