Encyclopedia Of North American Immigration (Facts on File by John Powell

By John Powell

Reading the transformation of the tradition of the North American continent because the fifteenth century The Encyclopedia of North American Immigration is a entire one-volume encyclopedia which includes greater than three hundred A-to-Z entries on occasions, issues, humans, locations, and laws regarding immigration.

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Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1992. Arab immigration The majority of Arabs in North America are the largely assimilated descendants of Christians who emigrated from the Syrian and Lebanese areas of the Ottoman Empire between 1875 and 1920. A second wave of immigration after 1940 was more diverse and more heavily Muslim, including substantial numbers from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Yemen. S. census of 2000 and the Canadian census of 2001 1,202,871 Americans and 334,805 Canadians claimed Arab ancestry or descent from peoples of predominantly Arab countries.

Bureau of Immigration drew no distinctions among more than a dozen ethnic groups emigrating from the empire (see AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN IMMIGRATION). After 1919, Austrian immigration corresponds to the successor state of Austria, one of six created from the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire following World War I. Austrian immigrants, many of whom were Jewish, tended to settle in New York, Chicago, and other large cities during the 19th and early 20th centuries. New York City remains the center of Austrian settlement in the United States, though there are growing concentrations in California and Florida.

Armenian immigration Armenians first migrated to North America in large numbers following the massacres of 1894–95 at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. An attempted genocide during World War I (1914–18) led to another influx. Finally, the rise of Arab nationalism during the 1950s led to the emigration of tens of thousands of Armenians from Islamic countries throughout the Middle East. S. census of 2000 and the Canadian census of 2001, 385,488 Americans claimed Armenian descent, while 40,505 did so in Canada.

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