The Syrian World Vol. 03 no. 08


The Syrian World Vol. 03 no. 08


Vol. 3 no. 08 of The Syrian World published February 1929. The issue begins with an article by Joseph W. Ferris titled Restriction of Immigration. This article is specifically related to the National Origins Clause/Act of 1924 a component of the Immigration Act of 1924 that established a quota system for determining how many immigrants could enter the United States, restricted by country of origin. Next is a prose poem by G.K. Gibran titled The Great Longing, where Gibran names his brother the mountain and sister the sea, which shows the connection of his human life to nature. Yet another poem follows this one, longer and adopted from Arabic by Dr. Salim Y. Alkazin titled The Prince and His Beloved. Following it is a story by Ibn El-Khoury that is about a beggar named Abu-Ali. Rev. W. A. Mansur also has an article in this issue that discusses Syrian-American fellowship, a further discussion on the federation societies formed of Syrian-Americans, this article also includes a progress report of the movement which features a list of more societies formed throughout the United States. There is also an address published from the Testimonial Dinner given by admirers of G.K. Gibran in New York January 5, 1929, as it was the 25th anniversary of his first publication (conducted by Philip K. Hitti). Lastly there is a continuation of The Sage of Washington Street by A. Hakim that now discusses perpetuating the mother tongue. The issue concludes with excerpts from the Arab press, the Reader's Forum, and more on the Political Developments in Syria.


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Salloum A. Mokarzel and Syrian-American Press, “The Syrian World Vol. 03 no. 08,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed February 2, 2023,