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Author Curtis, Edward E., IV, 1970- author.

Title Muslims of the heartland : how Syrian immigrants made a home in the American Midwest / Edward E. Curtis IV.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  977 CURTIS    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  305.697 CURTIS    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  305.697 CURTIS    Check Shelf
Description x, 239 pages : black and white illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Muslim South Dakota from Kadoka to Sioux Falls -- Homesteading western North Dakota -- Peddling in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a town of ethnic tradition -- Michigan City, Indiana, and Syrian Muslim industrial workers -- Muslim life and the agricultural depression in North Dakota -- Cedar Rapids' grocery business and the growth of a Muslim midwestern town -- From Sioux Falls and Michigan City to Detroit, capital of the Muslim Midwest -- Conclusion: a big party in the 1950s.
Summary "This book rejects the stereotype of the Midwest as bleached-out Christian country. It unearths a surprising and intimate history of the first two generations of Syrian Muslims in the Midwest who, in spite of discrimination, created a life that was Arab, American, and Muslim all at the same time"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Syrian Americans -- Middle West -- History -- 20th century.
Muslims -- Middle West -- History -- 20th century.
Muslim families -- Middle West -- Social conditions.
Middle West -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Muslims. (OCoLC)fst01031029
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Syrian Americans. (OCoLC)fst01141347
Middle West. (OCoLC)fst01240052
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title How Syrian immigrants made a home in the American Midwest
ISBN 9781479812561 (hardback)
1479812560 (hardback)
9781479812608 (ebook)
9781479812578 (ebook other)
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