Haifa: Transformation of an Arab Society, 1918-39 (New edition)

Haifa: Transformation of an Arab Society, 1918-39 (New edition)

By: May Seikaly (author)Paperback

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This text looks at the process by which the Arab community of Haifa was transformed during a crucial period in the history of modern Palestine by British mandatory rule, the advent of Zionism and internal dynamics. The author considers the social and economic structure of Haifa before 1918 and examines the process of change which took place. She looks at the attempts by the Arab community to cope with increasingly unfavourable economic and political conditions, showing how the impotence of the leadership and hardship caused popular grievances and culminated in the revolt of 1936-1939 which had its breeding ground in Haifa.

About Author

May Seikaly teaches modern Middle East history at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860645563
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781860645563
  • ISBN10: 1860645569
  • edition: New edition

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