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Arab American History & Experience: Library Resources

Books & eBooks

Becoming American?: The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America
Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and Muslim Americans Respond
Arab-American Faces and Voices
Arab America
Whitewashed: America's Invisible Middle Eastern Minority
Modern Arab American Fiction
Arab and Arab American Feminisms
Homeland Insecurity:  the Arab American and Muslim American experience after 9/11
Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists
Kahlil Gibran: His Life and World
Words under the Words
Lebanese Blonde

Who are Arab Americans?

"Arab" usually refers to language speakers rather than a nationality or ethnicity.

Arab Americans trace their roots or heritage to several Arabic-speaking countries:  Algeria, Bahrain,  Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. 

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Hashim, Ahmad. Arab American Festival. 2011. Flickr. Yahoo. 7 June 2015.

Browse the book collection

Browse the sections of the library where you will find many (but not all) books about history and social issues, including those of Asian Pacific Americans.  The LC classification areas in our library are:

E184 Ethnic groups in America
GN Anthropology
HM-HV & J Sociological and political issues
K Legal issues
LC Education
PN, PR, PS Ethnic literature and writers
RA, RC, RJ Health issues

Find information about countries of origin






Find information about the Arab American immigrant experience

Bertron, Ludovic. Integration (14th Street, NYC). 30 May 2009. Flickr. Yahoo. 7 June 2015.



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