Manhattan’s Vanished Little Syria, and the Work of Preserving My Family’s History
Raji Lian, my great-grandfather, came over from Syria in 1899.
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Strangers in the WestThe Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900, Strangers in the West
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