A Country Called Amreeka U.S. History Retold through Arab-American Lives

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  • Copyright: 10/26/2010
  • Publisher: Free Press

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The history of Arab settlement in the United States stretches back nearly as far as the history of America itself. For the first time, Alia Malek brings this history to life. In each of eleven spellbinding chapters, she inhabits the voice and life of one Arab American, at one time-stopping historical moment.Separately, the chapters inA Country Called Amreekatransport us; together, they offer a vital piece of the mosaic of our American history and a fresh, urgent, and exciting perspective on a teeming community whom it has become essential for us to understand.

Author Biography

Alia Malek is a journalist and civil rights lawyer who has worked in the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, in Lebanon, and in the West Bank. She holds degrees from Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Columbia universities. Her writing has appeared in Salon, the Columbia Journalism Review. The New York Times, and online editions of The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor. She is a contributor to the book Midnight on the Mavi Marmara and is currently editing a book of post-9/11 oral histories in the Voice of Witness series published by McSweeney's Books.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
September 15, 1963 Prologuep. 3
June 5, 1967 Homep. 25
October 17, 1973 Dissentp. 53
November 4, 1979 Drivenp. 81
October 11, 1985 Silencedp. 103
December 8, 1987 Boundp. 125
January 16, 1991 Under Suspicionp. 149
April 19, 1995 Coming Outp. 163
November 7, 2000 Courtedp. 191
September 11, 2001 Beginningsp. 229
March 20, 2003 Native Foreigner, Foreign Nativep. 243
Epiloguep. 261
Afterwordp. 265
A Note on Sourcesp. 269
Acknowledgmentsp. 291
Indexp. 293
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