Jon C. Swanson


Jon C. Swanson lived for six years in Yemen studying rural society and migration, and for eight years in the Arab community of Dearborn, MI.

Articles by this Author
Sojourners and Settlers

The United States is a nation of common people from marginal environments. In spite of contemporary America’s preoccupation with coats of arms, few of our ancestors were the children of privilege. Nor did they come from lush plains or...

Bidwell, The Two Yemens

Robin Bidwell, The Two Yemens (Boulder: Westview Press, 1983).

Robin Bidwell was a British political officer in Western Aden Protectorate from 1955 to 1959, and has written five other volumes on the Arabian...