New York Bound Books features “Strangers in the West,” by Linda K. Jacobs.

“Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900” tells the never-before-told story of the first Arab immigrants who came to New York from Greater Syria and settled in tenements on the lower west side of Manhattan, founding an Arabic-speaking enclave just south of the future site of the World Trade Center.

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