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Author Shwayri, Raïf, author.

Title Beirut on the Bayou : Alfred Nicola, Louisiana, and the making of modern Lebanon
Published Albany, NY : SUNY Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource : maps
Contents Maps; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Alfred remembers; 1 Fares Bozeid Moujaes; Of silk and stone; Palace builders; From Beiteddine to Hadath; 2 Habib Fares Shwayri; Rebirth of Beirut; Toward civil war; The failure of the caimaqamat system; 1860, the year of transformations; 3 Nicolas Habib Shwayri; The Organic Statutes; The Administrative Council: Prefiguration of the House of Representatives; To finish with Youssef bey Karam; A bustling but constrained economy; The new imperialisms; Part II: Alfred in Louisiana; 4 From Lebanon to Louisiana; Ellis Island
A forerunner Moujaes: Ann MurraySouth to New Orleans; 5 A peddler on foot; On the bayou; "Up the bayou, down the bayou, across the bayou"; A people of extremes; "Sweet Papa"; 6 A shotgun house, a wagon, and a horse called Mac; Lockport; On war and peace; A peddler by wagon; "I lift my lamp beside the golden door"; Part III: Alfred's legacy; 7 Returning to a country in total upheaval; In his absence: The dismemberment of an empire; Alfred in Hadath: From mandate to independence; 8 On true resilience; Nadim Shwayri; Lily; Shwayr, in a child's memory; A cry in the wilderness
9 A singular message in the face of continuing adversityThe peace of circumstance: And the failed state; The message of Al-Kafaàt; Appendices; Bibliography; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed February 22, 2016)
Subject Lebanese -- United States -- Emigration and immigration
Lebanese Americans -- Louisiana
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Lebanese Americans
SUBJECT Lebanon -- History.
Subject Lebanon
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781438460963