If you are interested in reading more on the topic of women, education and Protestant schools in the late 19th century, we can suggest the following references. The items with * were referenced in the "Quick Study" article, while the number in brackets is the items call number from the NEST Library Catalogue. [Note visitors can not take out books from the NEST Library, but may read them onsite].
*Betty S. Anderson. The American University of Beirut: Arab Nationalism and Liberal Education. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011).
*Habib Badr. "Missions to 'Nominal Christians': The Policiy and Practice of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and its Missionaries concerning Eastern Churches which led to the organization of a Protestant Church in Beirut (1819-1848)." Ph.D. Thesis. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Theological Seminary, 1992). [TX79:B14m:1992:Ph.D.:v.1 & v.2]
*Ellen L. Fleischmann. " 'Under an American Roof': The Beginnings of the American Junior College for Women in Beirut." Arab Studies Journal. 17:1 (2009): 62-84.
Julia Hauser. "An Island Washed by the Crashing Waves of the Ocean"? The Kaiserwerth Deaconnesses' Contribution to Female Education in Late Ottoman Beirut". Ph.D. Thesis. (Gottingen, Germany: University of Gottingen, 2013).
Shereen Khairallah. The Sisters of Men: Lebanese Women in History. (Beirut: The Institute for Women Studies in the Arab World, Lebanese American University, 1996). [956.920082:K45s].
Christine B. Lindner. "The Fragmented History of Esther Mushriq Haddad". AMEWS E-Bulletin 1 (2014), 1-3.
Christine B. Lindner. "Negotiating the Field. American Protestant Missionaries in Ottoman Syria, 1823 to 1860". Ph.D. Thesis. (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK: University of Edinburgh, 2009).
*Jean Said Makdisi. Teta, Mother and Me: An Arab Woman's Memoir. (London: Saqui, 2006). [305.4889270560922:M2892t:c.1]
*Ussama Makdisi, Artillery of Heaven: American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East.(Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2008). [266.0237305692:M2352a:c.1]
*Abdul Latif Tibawi, American Interests in Syria: 1800-1901: A Study of Educational, Literary and Religious Works. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966). [266.023095691:T432a:c.2].
Deanna Ferree Womack. "Conversion, Controversy, & Cultural Production: Syrian Protestants, American Missionaries, and the Arabic Press, ca. 1870-1915." Ph.D. Thesis. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Theological Seminary, 2015).