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dc.contributor.advisor Beinin, Joel
dc.contributor.advisor Ghazaleh, Pascale
dc.contributor.advisor Lesch, Ann Baylin, Catherine C. B.
dc.creator Baylin, Catherine C. B. 2010-07-28T11:27:04Z 2010-07-28T11:27:04Z 2010 Summer 2010-07-28T11:27:04Z
dc.description.abstract The story of the Quakers in Ramallah is one thread of the complex tapestry of Arab-American relations in the 19th and early 20th centuries. American Quakers first traveled to the region in 1869 to establish schools and medical outreach. By the early twentieth century, Quakers were running half a dozen day schools with more than 250 students and spots in their boarding schools were highly coveted. The evolution of these Quaker institutions illuminates some of the complex dynamics between missionaries and their intended converts. Using memoirs and archival sources, including private letters and diaries, I argue that the Quaker mission is best understood not as a colonial project, but a space for interaction in which Palestinians and Americans exerted varying levels of control over resources. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Quakers -- Palestine -- History -- 19th century.
dc.subject.lcsh Quakers -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century.
dc.subject.lcsh Society of Friends -- Missions -- Palestine -- History -- 19th century.
dc.subject.lcsh Society of Friends -- Missions -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century.
dc.title Quaker activity in Ramallah: 1869 -1914 en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Middle East Studies en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center en

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