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dc.contributor.advisorGrabowski, John J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAcehan, Işılen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T11:02:28Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T11:02:28Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/29634
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines early (1890s-1920s) Turkish immigration to Peabody, Massachusetts. It is a case study which argues that the most prominent factor driving early Turkish migration to Peabody was economic. Thus the migration movement constituted a “brawn drain” from Anatolia to the “streets paved with gold.” As was the case with some European peoples who immigrated to the United States at the same period, the Turkish immigrants in Peabody, Massachusetts, did not intend to stay in the United States. They only wanted to earn money and return to the homeland as soon as possible. More importantly this thesis argues that the Turkish immigrants were part of a larger Ottoman migration to the United States. The Turks in Peabody were part of a chain of migration that included Armenians, Greeks, and Sephardic Jews. They, together with the Armenians, Jews and Greeks constructed an Ottoman microcosm in Peabody essentially recreating the millets of the Ottoman Empire in which inter-communal support helped the Turks contend with the strange new environment. By the early 1930s most of the Turkish immigrants in Peabody had returned to their homeland. Overall, this thesis provides new insight into the Turkish and Ottoman diaspora that challenges popular conceptions of continual strife between the Turks and members of the other Ottoman millets. Additionally, it shows that this early Turkish immigrant community was, in some ways, strikingly similar to later twentieth century Turkish immigrant communities, such as those in Germany during the 1960sen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAcehan, Işılen_US
dc.format.extent124 leaves+ 1 CD-ROMen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectMigration/Immigrationen_US
dc.subjectABCFMen_US
dc.subjectHarputen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Missionariesen_US
dc.subjectTanzimaten_US
dc.subjectU.S. Censusesen_US
dc.subject20th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lccJV6471 .A24 2005en_US
dc.subject.lcshImmigrants United States.en_US
dc.titleOutposts of an Empire : early Turkish migration to Peabody, Massachusettsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB091912


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