29 February 2008

2366) Free E-Book : The Ottoman Turk's Immigrant Experience By By Frank Ahmed


The Ottoman Turk's Immigrant Experience
By Frank Ahmed

Table of Contents

Notes on Transliteration.....3
Acknowledgments.............4
Preface ................5
Introduction...........10
Ottoman Empire and Birth of Republic of Turkey ...16
Their Heritage .......................16
Turkish Jews ..........................18
"A History Predating 1492" .................18
A Haven for Sephardic Jews ........19
The Life of Ottoman Jews..............19
Equality and a New Republic........20
Turkish Jews Today ........................20
Education Language and Social Life ............20
Suleyman the Magnificent ...22
Village Life ........................30
Records, Statistical Information..............31
Muhtar: The Village Headman............32
Weddings ....................32
Village Livestock, Measure of Wealth, Ready Currency..34
Traditional Crops ...........................34
Early Times Adjusting to Their New World ........37
"Large Turkish Immigration"............41
Characteristics and Perceptions of Turks ......41
Settling Down ......................43
World War I Presents a Unique Dilemma.....45 . .
Resolution to Remain.......................46
Turkish American Marriages..............55
American Wives.....................57
The Naturalized Turk, Now an American........58
Staying Together .....................60
The Coffee House An Anatolian Social Center..........65
Occupation Anatolian Villages to America's Industrial Heartland ...68
Islam...........72
Staying Muslim in a Christian Environment ...........72
Migration East Returning to Anatolia.........79
Turkish American Communities Today Cultural Continuity .....82
Conclusion .........89
Notes and References......95
Select Bibliography .....98