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From Ta'izz To Tyneside: An Arab Community In The North-East Of England During The Early Twentieth Century (Paperback)
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From Ta'izz To Tyneside: An Arab Community In The North-East Of England During The Early Twentieth Century (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/05/1995
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This book is the first in-depth study of early Arab immigrants to Britain, and provides a unique insight into their everyday lives. During the First World War, several thousand Arab seafarers arrived in a number of British ports; most came from the Yemen and neighbouring parts of Britain's Aden Protectorate. They represent the first significant Muslim communities to settle in Britain.



The book focuses on Tyneside because this is the only area for which there are extensive local archival sources



Events on Tyneside are set in their national and international contexts. Throughout the interwar period, declining employment opportunities in shipping brought intense competition for jobs, and the Arab seamen found themselves unwanted guests; discrimination, abuse, regulation and control intensified.


Publisher: University of Exeter Press
ISBN: 9780859894609
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 229 x 147 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
". . . This is a book which encompasses several interests - migration, the sociology of the merchant navy, Muslim settlement in Britain, politics and society of Yemen, local English History. On each of these counts, Richard Lawless has written a valuable and enthralling study." (Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol. 42, No. 2, 1997) "The book serves as more than simply the history of a small community in the north-east of England. In methodological terms, and in the ways in which it seeks to do justice to the subjects of its study, it is a model which historians and sociologists working in the general area of 'race' and ethnicity should study carefully. Its sensitivity and its depth of research, including some wonderful photographs, deserve a considerable audience." (Immigrants and Minorities)

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