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A History of the Syrian Community of Grand Rapids, 1890-1945

October 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Author and professor Jim Goode will present a brief history of the Syrian community of Grand Rapids, one of the largest in the United States. In particular, he will discuss patterns of emigration and immigration, and the economic and religious character of the community, focusing on the slow process of ethnic acculturation during which members developed a hybrid culture, drawing on elements of the old and the new.

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Date:
October 7, 2013
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Main Library
Phone:
616.988.5400
111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Organizer

Grand Rapids Public Library
Phone:
616.988.5400
Website:
www.grpl.org