Lebanese-American Migration

Syro-Lebanese Migration (1880-Present): “Push” and “Pull” Factors By Eliane Fersan | Apr 19, 2010 The earliest examples of modern Lebanese [1] migration date to the 1850s with Anthonius al-Bishalani, who migrated to the United States. However, scholars consider the 1880s to be the beginning of a larger migration phenomenon. A few decades after al-Bishalani set foot in America, Michel Chiha asserted that “we could not be able to live without emigration, but if emigration became too vast, it would be the end of us.”[2]After five waves of emigration, Lebanon today faces just such a dilemma. The First Wave: 1880-1914 According … Continue reading Lebanese-American Migration

The Last of Little Syria

A Toledo Blade Documentary: A Shop owner finds home in Toledo’s fading Arab enclave. The once thriving ethnic Arab neighborhood is most defined by those who’ve left. Syrians, Lebanese, and Palestinians. Today, few remain. This short documentary captures life in … Continue reading The Last of Little Syria

Bsharri, Lebanon (Becharre)

Bsharri  in Arabic: بْشَرِّيْ‎‎ Bšarrī; will also be spelled Becharre, Bcharre, Bsharre Bsharri is a town at an altitude of about 4,900 ft in the Kadisha Valley in northern Lebanon. It is located in the Bsharri District of the North Governorate,  Bsharri is the town of the only remaining Original Cedars of Lebanon … Continue reading Bsharri, Lebanon (Becharre)