Los Arabes of New Mexico (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
188
Utgivningsdatum
2012-11-01
Upplaga
Large type / large print ed
Förlag
Sunstone Press
Illustrationer
30 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 11 mm
Vikt
281 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
Paperback
ISBN
9780865349117
Los Arabes of New Mexico (häftad)

Los Arabes of New Mexico

Häftad Engelska, 2012-11-01
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At the outset, Los Arabes (Arabic-speaking individuals) were peddlers, carrying a variety of wares that often included exotic items from the Holy Land. These skilled cross-cultural traders expected to strike it rich in the United States and then return to their homeland on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean. Some continued westward; others put down roots in immigrant ghettos in the East and Midwest or traveled back across the sea. A few, however, decided to settle in New Mexico and fulfill the dream of owning their own business. The community grew quickly as family members, former neighbors, and hometown friends joined the original group. Why were they attracted to this area? What conditions in New Mexico facilitated their rapid and almost seamless acculturation? Hardworking, imaginative, and enterprising, Los Arabes of New Mexico became successful businessmen and prominent entrepreneurs, who enriched this state with their unique culture, their cheerful perseverance, and boundless enthusiasm. MONIKA GHATTAS was first intrigued by this topic while she was working on her PhD degree in European history at the University of New Mexico. She finally found the time to pursue this story after she retired from Central New Mexico Community College where she taught courses in European and Far East history for more than twenty years. Born in Germany, she has lived in New Mexico for more than fifty years and continues to be captivated by its vibrant culture and rich history.
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