Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2018

256 Pages

5.50 x 8.50 inches

ISBN: 9781474434355

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The United States Through Arab Eyes

An Anthology of Writings (1876-1914)

Nabil Matar

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Newly translated texts of the first writings about America by Arabs
  • Divides the translations into four categories: minorities, women, identity and return
  • Shows how Arabs admired the United States for its opportunities, religious tolerance and openness, but also criticised its brute materialism and debilitating work conditions
  • A lengthy introduction explores the idea of the Arab Nahda and America

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