This bibliography was started in 2012 by Prof. Elizabeth Eames in Anthropology, Bates College, and her student assistant, Maame Nyarko F. Bonsu, to document the changes the town of Lewiston was experiencing with the arrival of Somali immigrant refugees beginning in 2001. This original "historic" bibliography was updated by Laura Juraska, Associate Librarian for Research Services, and student assistant help from Caroline Barnes and Carly Peruccio. They also began a new bibliography starting with works from 2012 onward. All citations from both bibliographies were then reviewed and given keywords to assist researchers in pinpointing particular aspects of the ongoing social phenomenon.

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Submissions from 2012

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"Translating Race Across Time and Space: The Creation of Somali Bantu Ethnicity", Catherine Besteman

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Pursuing Peace -- Enlisting Students In The Battle Against Bias, Elizabeth Bradley

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Determinants of physical activity among Somali women living in Maine, John T. Devlin

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Somalis in Maine - A Bibliography, Elizabeth A. Eames and Mame Nyarko F. Bonsu

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No redress: Somalia’s forgotten minorities, Martin Hill

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Bigotry Backfires in Lewiston, Maine, Howard Manly

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"A Lesson in Allaying Immigrant Tensions ; Residents of Lewiston, Maine, Tried to Capitalize on Strengths", Sara Miller

Submissions from 2011

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"Cash and Compassion: The Role of the Somali Diaspora in Relief, Development, and Peace Building", Laura Hammond

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"Somali Refugee Resettlement and Locational Determinants in the United States", Jay L. Newberry

Submissions from 2010

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Refugee Economic Impact Study, Lewiston , Maine, Ismail Ahmed and Catherine Besteman

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"Mayor’s Corner: A Response to No Comparison Between Somalis and Franco’s", Larry Gilbert

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Lewiston’s Somali Community Turns 10, Maine Public Broadcasting Network

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Barriers to Outdoor Physical Activity in Wintertime Among Somali Youth, Elizabeth Roethe

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Somali stores bring people back to Lisbon Street, Bonnie Washuk

Submissions from 2009

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"“Community Environment.” The Somali Bantu Experience: From East Africa to Maine", Catherine Besteman

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"The refugees who saved Lewiston: A dying Maine mill town gets a fresh burst of energy", Jesse Ellison

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Hatred and Love for Somali Neighbors, Anita Gates

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Citizenship, Civic Virtue, and the Integration of Somalis in Lewiston, Maine, Lauren Gilbert

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Disproportionate Minority Contact in Maine, B Noréus, T Hubley, and M Rocque

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Somalia’s Missing Million: The Somali Diaspora and Its Role in Development, H. Sheikh and S. Healy

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United Somali Women of Maine Gets Grant, Sun Journal

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First Class: Somali Bantus Graduate from Lewiston High, Bonnie Washuk

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Somalis Express Frustration with Lewiston Schools, Bonnie Washuk

Submissions from 2008

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An Analysis of Employment patterns of Somali immigrants to Lewiston from 2001 through 2006, Maine State Planning Office

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The Common Thread, Kathleen Vail

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"Familiar Strangers: Somali Immigrant Incorporation in Lewiston, Maine", Andrea Voyer

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Somali Fashion Show, Bonnie Washuk

Submissions from 2007

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‘Sometimes it’s hard here to call someone to ask for help’: Social capital in a refugee community in Portland, Maine, Ryan Allen

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"The New Mainers: State and Local Agencies Form Partnerships to Help Somali Immigrants", Phil Nadeau

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"Municipal Collaboration in Response to Secondary Migration: A Case Study of Portland and Lewiston, Maine", S. E. Timberlake

Submissions from 2006

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Employment and Earnings Outcomes for Recently Arrived Refugees in Portland, Maine, Ryan Allen

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Five Years After Somalis Migrated to Lewiston, ME USA, David A. Fahrenthold

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New in town, the Somalis of Lewiston, William Finnegan

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Maine Community Denounces Mosque Attack, David Sharp

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A New Life in Maine: Somali Bantu Seeking Opportunity in Lewiston, Scott Taylor

Submissions from 2005

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"A Collision of Cultures Leads to Building Bridges in Maine: Somali immigrants are finding a haven in a previously homogenous enclave of Maine", Susan T. Martin

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Somali Bantu Refugees: Cultural Considerations for Social Service Providers, Lyn Morland

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"Lewiston, Maine / Concord; in Maine, Bantu Find a Haven; Family Moved from Concord", Eric Moskowitz

Submissions from 2004

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"United in a quest for understanding; In Lewiston, good things have grown out of last year’s discord over a Somali influx", Kelley Bouchard

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Documentary Shows Lewiston’s Racial Divide, Lisa Chapman

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The New Yankees, Maggie Jones

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The Muslim Patient Will See You Now, Doctor, Katie Zezima

Submissions from 2003

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The Shock of the New, Peter Blais

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Off the Boat, Now Off to Work: Refugees in the Labour Market in Portland, Maine, Vaishali Mamgain

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"Backers see Lewiston rally as just a start; Civil rights advocates say despite the successful pro-diversity event, discrimination is far from expunged in Maine", Tess Nacelewicz

Submissions from 2002

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Mixed Welcome as Somalis Settle in a Maine City, Pam Belleck

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"FROM CLARKSTON TO LEWISTON: Concerns about Crime, Kids' Future Led to Move", Mark Bixler

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"A sense of alienation ; Hard-working members of Lewiston's Somali community take umbrage at the mayor's letter on the city's 'generosity", Kelley Bouchard

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"Somalis, coalition want federal review of Lewiston; They plan to ask the Justice Department to ensure that city programs do not discriminate", Meredith Goad

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Give Us Your Tired… Just Not All of Them, Madya Labi

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"New Arrivals Put Strain on Lewiston Influx of Somalis Unparalleled in US", Brian MacQuarrie

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"The Nation; Culture Collision Brews in Maine; The arrival in Lewiston of 1,500 Somali refugees in 18 months has the city straining to provide social services and maintain civic harmony", Elizabeth Mehren

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"In Maine Town, Sudden Diversity and Controversy; Somali Influx Irks Mayor", Michael Powell

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A Yankee Mill Town Globalizes, Patrick T. Reardon

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Somali Migration Transforms Lewiston, Jonathan Tilove

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"Size of Twin Cities Muslim Community population difficult to determine: When communities are based on faith, accurate demographic figures can be difficult to find", Paul Woessner

Submissions from 2001

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Lewiston Watches Somali Impact, Glen Bolduc

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Auburn Adapts to Somali students, Lindsey Tice