Table of contents for The Arab Americans : a quest for their history and culture / by Gregory Orfalea.

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CONTENTS
Preface 
Acknowledgments 
Introduction
1. GENERATIONS REUNITE IN ARBEEN, SYRIA
2. SEEDS TO THE WIND: THE FIRSTS WAVE OF ARAB IMMIGRATION (1878-1924)
The Stuff of Myths: Arab Adventurers in the New World The Withered Cedar: Why the 		Arabs Left Syria and Lebanon 
Who Am I? The Syrians Dock in America
3. TRANSPLANTING THE FIG TREE: THE FIRST GENERATION ON AMERICAN SOIL (1924-1947)
The Depression and the Syrian Americans
World War II
Making a Name: First-Generation Notables
4. THE PALESTINE DEBACLE: THE SECOND WAVE OF ARAB IMMIGRATION (1948-1966)
Syrian Americans React to the Brewing Palestine Conflict
Immigrants from a Lost Palestine
Other Second Wave Immigrants from Arab Regimes
5. THE THIRD WAVE: WEST BANK CAPTURED, LEBANON TORN ASUNDER, THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR (1967-1989)
Iraqis, Yemenis, and Egyptian Copts
Third Wave Palestinians and Lebanese
6. THE POLITICAL AWAKENING (1972-1982)
The Association of Arab American University Graduates (AAUG)
The National Association of Arab Americans (NAAA)
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
Before the Flames
The Israeli Invasion of Lebanon
7. STUMBLING TOWARDS PEACE (1986-2000)
The Cases of Alex Odeh and the L.A. 8
The Coleico Doll and the First Intifadah
The First Gulf War Triggers Hate Crimes
The Oslo Peace Process
Access White House or Affirmative Action?
The Death of Oslo and the Second Intifadah
8. AFTER THE FLAMES: ARAB AMERICANS AND AMERICAN FEAR (2001-2004)
September 11 and the Patriot Act
What do Arab Americans Want?
Ongoing Achievement
To Be or Not to Be Arab American: A Look at the Literature
9 A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY
Center of the World (Washington, DC)
Food You Can Trust (Detroit)
Dance over the Death Home (Brooklyn)
The Slave of Balfour House (Vicksburg) 
The Sunni Who Sells Insurance (Cedar Rapids)
The Mosque and the Prairie (Ross, North Dakota)
A Porch in Pasadena (California) 					 
Appendixes 						
1. Number of Arrivals in the United States from Turkey in Asia, by Sex, 1869-1898 	 
2. Number of Arrivals from Syria in the United States by Sex, 1899-1924 
3. Arab Immigration to the United States, 1948-2003
4. Arab Eastern Rite Christian, Muslim, and Druze Population in the United States 
Notes 						 
Glossary 						 
Bibliography 						 
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Arab Americans -- History.
Arab Americans -- Social conditions.
Orfalea, Gregory, 1949- -- Travel -- United States.
United States -- Description and travel.
Arab Americans -- Biography.