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Title: Harput, Turkey to Massachusetts: Immigration of Jacobite Christians
Other Titles: من خاربوت، تركيّا إلى ماساتشوستس: هجرة المسيحيين اليعاقبة
De Harput en Turquie à Massachusetts : l’immigration des chrétiens jacobites
Authors: Mako, Shariman
Donabed, Sargon George
Keywords: Harput - Armenia
Turkey
Massachusetts - United States Of America
Immigration
Jacobite Christians
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: University of Balamand
Part of: Chronos
Issue: 23
Start page: 19
End page: 42
Abstract: 
This essay falls into the category of rendering visible a community, the Jacobite Assyrians of Massachusetts, who have remained virtually unknown in the larger context of Middle Eastern Diaspora studies and American ethnic and cultural history. This brief study of the immigration of the Jacobite Christians originally from Harput, Turkey who settled in New England, shows a variety of distinct method(s) of identity preservation and transmission to subsequent generations, especially in regard to personal and group identity structures. These people, sometimes referred to as "Jacobite Syrians" by early Western travellers and missionaries, identified themselves as the "sons of Asshur" in 1842. (Southgate 1856:87) This paper is a narrative of the community's tribulations in their country of origin during the first half of the twentieth century, internal religious politics espoused by the church, as well as their life and establishment in American society.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/6273
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
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