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Rise of the Arab American Left – Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Rise of the Arab American Left: Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s-1980s

Pamela E. Pennock


In this first history of Arab American activism in the 1960s, Pamela Pennock brings to the forefront one of the most overlooked minority groups in the history of American social movements. Focusing on the ideas and strategies of key Arab American organizations and examining the emerging alliances between Arab American and other anti-imperialist and antiracist movements, Pennock sheds new light on the role of Arab Americans in the social change of the era. She details how their attempts to mobilize communities in support of Middle Eastern political or humanitarian causes were often met with sus ... More

Keywords: Arab American, activism, the left, anti-imperialist, Palestine, immigrants, civil rights

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469630984
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630984.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pamela E. Pennock, author
University of Michigan-Dearborn

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Part One The Impact of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War on Arab American Organizing and the American Left

Part Two A Hostile Climate for Activism

Part Three Americanization of Activism: Local Organizing and National Integration

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