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seem too powerful to destroy. Competition among papers for a limited audience still results in a high rate of attrition. None of the popular publications, as opposed to academically oriented ones, enjoys the national success or journalistic and literary quality of the earlier Arab publications.


NOTES
1.
"The Arabic Language in America," Al-Hilal 16 ( April 1907: 46-47, in Arabic.
2.
Figures compiled from U.S. Report of the Immigration Commission, 1820-1910 ( Washington, D.C., 1911), Table 9, "Immigration to the United States by country of origin and by sex for years ending June 30, 1869-1910," pp. 30-40; Table 10. "Immigration to the United States, by race of people, during period 1899 to 1910," p. 45; Table 27, "Destination of immigrants admitted to the United States, fiscal year 1899 to 1910, inclusive by race of people," pp. 269-292; and working sheets provided to the author by the Department of Immigration and Naturalization, Washington, D.C., undated and pencil noted "OPEC."
3.
A variety of religious, historical, and literary books published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was collected by the author from first-generation immigrants and/or their descendants.
4.
"Factional War Is Waged Between Syrians in New York," October 29, 1905, p. 4. See also Henry Melkie, "Arab American Journalism and Its Relation to Arab American Literature" (Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgetown University, 1971), p. 4, in Arabic.
5.
Al-Hoda, July 1, 1908, p. 4, in Arabic.
7.
Melkie, pp. 9, 95-108.
8.
Salloum Mokarzel, "Arabic Newspapers in America," The Syrian World 2 ( May 1928): 36.
9.
Biographical data on publishers and their newspapers, unless otherwise noted, are drawn from Melkie.
11.
A. H. Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, 1798-1939 ( London: Oxford University Press, 1962), pp. 101-102.
12.
Al-Hoda, 1898-1968: The Story of Lebanon and Its Emigrants Taken from the Newspaper Al-Hoda ( New York: Al-Hoda Press, 1968), pp. 1-4, 126-128.
13.
Yaqoub Rufail, "How Afifa Karam Grew Up and Developed," Al-Akhlaq 5 ( July 1924): 5, in Arabic.
14.
"Women's Talk," Al-Hoda, January 9, 1909, p. 4, in Arabic.
15.
Kalil Bazzy, "Teach Your Children," Al-Bayan, March 28, 1928, p. 6, in Arabic.
16.
Salloum Mokarzel, "Forward," The Syrian World 1 ( July 1926): 2.
19.
"Notes and Comments," ibid. ( August 1927): 51-52.
20.
Lila Mokarzel Hatab, "Biography of Salloum Mokarzel," in Al-Hoda, 1898- 1968, p. 127.
21.
Salloum Mokarzel, The Syrian World 1 ( July 1926): 2.

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