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A history of Islam in America : from the new world to the new world order

Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2012] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri's fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries, through colonial and antebellum America, through world wars and civil rights struggles, to the contemporary era. The book tells the often deeply moving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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GhaneaBassiri, Kambiz.
History of Islam in America.
New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010006223
(OCoLC)496958983
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
ISBN: 9781139779074 1139779079 9780511780493 0511780494
OCLC Number: 818817535
Description: 1 online resource (x, 446 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Islam in the "New World": The historical setting --
Islamic beliefs and practice in colonial and antebellum America --
Conflating race, religion and progress: Social change, national identity, and Islam in the post-Civil War era --
Race, ethnicity, religion and citizenship: Muslim immigration at the turn of the twentieth century --
Rooting Islam in America: Community and institution building in the interwar period --
Islam and American civil religion in the aftermath of World War II --
A new religious America and a post-colonial Muslim world: American Muslim institution building and activism, 1960s-1980s --
Between experience and politics: American Muslims and the "New World Order," 1989-2008.
Responsibility: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri.

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