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Servants of Allah : African Muslims enslaved in the Americas

Author: Sylviane A Diouf
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many assume that what Muslim faith any West Africans took with them when transported to the Americas as slaves was quickly absorbed into the new Christian milieu. This book sets out to show that, in  Read more...

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Diouf, Sylviane A. (Sylviane Anna), 1952-
Servants of Allah.
New York : New York University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 98019768
(OCoLC)39147778
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sylviane A Diouf
ISBN: 0585317542 9780585317540 081471904X 9780814719046 0814719058 9780814719053
OCLC Number: 45733605
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
Contents: Introduction: an understudied presence and legacy --
African Muslims, Christian Europeans, and the Atlantic slave trade --
Upholding the Five Pillars of Islam in a hostile world --
The Muslim community --
Literacy: a distinction and a danger --
Resistance, revolts, and returns to Africa --
The Muslim legacy.
Responsibility: Sylviane A. Diouf.
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