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African Muslims in antebellum America : transatlantic stories and spiritual struggles

Author: Allan D Austin
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1997.
Series: Critical studies on Black life and culture, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [Rev. and updated ed.]View all editions and formats
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Allan D. Austin explores via portraits, documents, maps and texts, the lives of 50 sub-Saharan non-peasant Muslim Africans caught in the American slave trade between 1730 and 1860.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Sources
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan D Austin
ISBN: 0415912695 9780415912693 0415912709 9780415912709
OCLC Number: 35172599
Notes: "A radical condensation of my African Muslims in antebellum America : a sourcebook (New York : Garland, 1984)."--Preface.
Description: xiii, 194 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "There Are Good Men in America, but All Are Very Ignorant of Africa" --
and Its Muslims --
2. Glimpses of Seventy-Five African Muslims in Antebellum North America --
3. Job Ben Solomon: African Nobleman and a Father of African American Literature --
4. Abd ar-Rahman and His Two Amazing American Journeys --
5. Bilali Mohammed and Salih Bilali: Almaamys on Georgia's Sapelo and St. Simon's Islands --
6. Lamine Kebe, Educator --
7. Umar ibn Said's Legend(s), Life, and Letters --
8. The Transatlantic Trials of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua --
9. Mohammed Ali ben Said, or Nicholas Said: His Travels on Five Continents.
Series Title: Critical studies on Black life and culture, 5.
Responsibility: Allan D. Austin.
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"Austin uses historical documents, including photos, to tell adventurous, distressing and sometimes funny stories of enslaved African Muslims between 11730 and 1860. All left some record of their Read more...

 
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