Syrians in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn: A Culture Case Study Involving Six Catholic Families in the Middle Income Bracket With Emphasis on Mental Health Implications, 1957
Until the settlement of Israel and the controversy that ensued, little was known in our country about Syrians, and less about our small group of fellow citizens, their descendants. These had begun to trickle into the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries until their immigration was interrupted by World War I. Following the miseries inflicted upon them by the falling Ottoman Empire, as well as the post war liberalization of our own immigration laws by President Wilson, a large influx of immigrants, who came from Syria in particular, landed on our shores. Eventually many of these gravitated to Brooklyn, New York, where their acquaintances and relatives had lived within a closed community. From this community I have selected six families for study.
Mental health|Individual & family studies|Social work
Al Akl, Margaret Patricia, "Syrians in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn: A Culture Case Study Involving Six Catholic Families in the Middle Income Bracket With Emphasis on Mental Health Implications, 1957" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509603.