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Between the Ottomans and the Entente: The First World War in the Syrian and Lebanese Diaspora, 1908-1925

Stacy D. Fahrenthold

Abstract

Between the Ottomans and the Entente is the first social history of the First World War written from the perspective of the Arab diasporas in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina. The war between the Ottoman Empire and the Entente Powers placed the half million Syrian, Lebanese, and Palestinian migrants living abroad in a complicated geopolitical predicament. As Ottoman citizens living in a pro-Entente hemisphere, Arab migrants faced new demands for loyalty by their host societies; simultaneously, they confronted a multiplying legal regime of migration restriction, passport control, and na ... More

Keywords: Syria, Lebanon, Ottoman Empire, World War I, migration, colonialism, passports, nationality, displacement, mahjar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190872137
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190872137.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stacy D. Fahrenthold, author
Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Davis