A Little Advice: Syrian American Advice Booklets as Knowledge Production


STACY D. FAHRENTHOLD discusses the significance of a 1909 Syrian American advice book for Ottoman subjects planning to emigrate to the United States. The Arabic-language text included knowledge about the would-be immigrants' specific rights in America and the important self-fashioning necessary for dealing with U.S. authorities. (1,578 words)

Calls: Upcoming Deadlines

  • Deadline: March 31, 2019, for Material Cultures in Migration, University of Birmingham, June 21, 2019.
  • Deadline: April 20, 2019, for Imagining Migration, Knowing Migration: Intermedial Perspectives, Julius-Maximilians-University W├╝rzburg, March 19–21, 2020.