Mapping the Mahjar
Mapping the Mahjar is a project that is meant to visually represent information about Lebanese immigrants in the US and elsewhere. Through this visual representation we seek to understand the social, economic, cultural and demographic aspects of these various communities. Below are essays that provide such perspectives. We will continually add new essays which combine text and maps, graphs and other visual representations.
Call for Papers: We would like to expand this project to work collaboratively with scholars across the world. Please read the call for papers to learn more.
- Understanding the Life and Work of Lebanese American Business Owners in the 1900s (Dr. Akram Khater)
- Questioning Assumptions: Gender & Lebanese Immigration (Marjorie Stevens)
- How did migration affect the health of the early Lebanese American community? (Dr. Akram Khater, Marjorie Stevens, & Sarah Soleim)
- Counting the Lebanese in the US: 1900-1930 (Marjorie Stevens & Peter Knepper)
- Sneak Peek: Mapping Syrian-American Businesses (Haley Vartanian)
- Spanish Flu Grips Vermont (Marjorie Stevens)
- Methods of Finding Population Statistics of Lebanese Migration Throughout the World (Megan Cullen)
- Tragedy Strikes a Lebanese Community, 1918 (Marjorie Stevens)
- What death certificates tell us about the lives of Lebanese (Marjorie Stevens)