Early communities of Syrian-Lebanese immigrants were established in the 19th century
Excerpt from "Global Philadelphia: Middle Eastern and Central Asian"
Arabs have made Pennsylvania their home for over a century. Early communities were established in the 19th century, when Syrian-Lebanese immigrants came to work as peddlers and subsequently settled in towns and cities across the state. Some opened shops, while others were attracted to the mining and steel industries.
Link to the full article: https://globalphiladelphia.org/communities/middle-eastern-and-central-asian
Link to the image source: Syrian americans by J. Sydney Jones, Everyculture.com. Image: This Syrian American man is a food peddler in New York City's Syrian Quarter. < http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Sr-Z/Syrian-Americans.html >