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A History of Islam in America : From the New World to the New World Order.

Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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Traces the history of Muslims in the US and their waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
GhaneaBassiri, Kambiz.
A History of Islam in America : From the New World to the New World Order.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
ISBN: 9781139779074 1139779079 9780511780493 0511780494
OCLC Number: 818817535
Notes: World war ii as a watershed: the search of a new american national identity.
Description: 1 online resource (458 pages)
Contents: Cover; A History of Islam in America; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Islam in the "New World": The Historical Setting; SCOPE OF THE PRESENT NARRATIVE; SLAVE BIOGRAPHIES AND THE HISTORIOGRAPHY OF ISLAM IN AMERICA ISLAM IN AMERICA; DE-NEGROFICATION OF ENSLAVED AFRICAN MUSLIMS; DE-ISLAMICIZATION OF ENSLAVED AFRICAN MUSLIMS; AFRICAN MUSLIM SLAVES AS LIMINAL FIGURES; LIMINALITY OF ENSLAVED AFRICAN MUSLIMS AND COMMERCE; THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN MISSIONS AND COMMERCE; MISSIONARY DEALINGS WITH DIFFERENCE. ENSLAVED AFRICAN MUSLIMS AND DEBATES ON THE ROLE OF CHRISTIANITY AND SLAVERY IN FASHIONING AMERICA'S NATIONAL IDENTITYAFRICAN ISLAM IN BLACK NATIONALIST AND CIVILIZATIONALIST DISCOURSES; SUMMARY; 2 Islamic Beliefs and Practice in Colonial and Antebellum America; NO SINGLE HISTORICAL TRAJECTORY OR EXPERIENCE; RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE AND COMMUNITY BUILDING; ISLAMIC OBSERVANCES AS AN ASPECT OF EVERYDAY LIFE; RELIGIO-MAGICAL PRACTICES; CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY; SUMMARY; 3 Conflating Race, Religion, and Progress: Social Change, National Identity, and Islam in the Post-Civil War Era. RESPONSES TO DIVERSITYWHOSE COUNTRY?; WHICH RELIGION? LET'S COMPARE THEM!; CONSERVATIVE REACTIONS; THE WORLD'S PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS (1893); MOHAMMED ALEXANDER RUSSELL WEBB: THEOSOPHY, THE PARLIAMENT, AND INDIAN ISLAM; THE PARLIAMENT'S "TROJAN HORSE EFFECT" AND ISLAM; INAYAT KHAN AND THE SUFI ORDER OF THE WEST; SUMMARY; 4 Race, Ethnicity, Religion, and Citizenship: Muslim Immigration at the Turn of the Twentieth Century; ESTIMATING THE NUMBER OF MUSLIMS IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; IMMIGRANTS FROM THE LEVANT. YEMENI, TURKISH, KURDISH, AND EASTERN EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTSALBANIAN IMMIGRANTS; INDIAN IMMIGRANTS; EXCLUSIONARY LEGISLATIONS AND MUSLIM IMMIGRATION; RACE, RELIGION, AND AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP; ISSUES OF NATIONAL BELONGING OUTSIDE OF THE COURTS; THE PROMINENCE OF ETHNICITY OVER RELIGION AS A MODE OF SELF-IDENTIFICATION; SUMMARY; 5 Rooting Islam in America: Community and Institution Building in the Interwar Period; FROM SOJOURNERS TO SETTLERS; SATTI MAJID, "SHEIKH OF ISLAM IN NORTH AMERICA"; THE ROLE OF NATIONALIST MOVEMENTS IN FOSTERING ETHNIC SELF-IDENTIFICATION AMONG IMMIGRANT MUSLIMS. LOCAL MUSLIM RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY AND INSTITUTION BUILDINGMARRIAGE AND CHILDREARING; THE TURN TO ISLAM AMONG SOME AFRICAN AMERICANS; MASONRY AND THE RISE OF ISLAM IN BLACK AMERICA; THE UNIA, DUSE MOHAMED ALI AND THE RISE OF ISLAM IN BLACK AMERICA; THE AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT AND THE RISE OF ISLAM IN BLACK AMERICA; NOBLE DREW ALI AND THE MOORISH SCIENCE TEMPLE; THE FOUNDING OF THE NATION OF ISLAM; UNIVERSALIZING THE PARTICULAR: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF PROPHECY IN THE RISE OF ISLAM IN BLACK AMERICA; 6 Islam and American Civil Religion in the Aftermath of World War II.

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'This publication is so well researched and documented that it reads like a textbook of legal history.' The Muslim World Book Review

 
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