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|Named Person:||Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Denise A Spellberg
|ISBN:||9780307268228 0307268225 9780307388391 0307388395 0385350538 9780385350532|
|Description:||viii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction : Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an : imagining the Muslim as citizen at the founding of the United States --
The European Christian origins of negative, incorrect, curious, but sometimes accurate American ideas about Islam and Muslims, 1529-1797 --
Positive European Christian precedents for the toleration of Muslims, and their presence in colonial America, 1554-1706 --
What Jefferson learned, and didn't, from his Qur'an : his negative views of Islam, and their political uses, contrasted with his support for Muslim civil rights, 1765-1786 --
Could a Muslim be president? : Muslim rights and the ratification of the Constitution, 1788 --
Jefferson "the infidel" wages war against an Islamic power; entertains the first Muslim ambassador in Washington; decides on where to place the Qur'an in his library; and affirms his support for Muslim rights, 1790-1823 --
Beyond toleration : John Leland, Baptist advocate for the rights of Muslims, 1776-1841 --
Afterword why can't a Muslim be president? : eighteenth-century ideals of the Muslim citizen and their significance in the twenty-first century.
|Responsibility:||Denise A. Spellberg.|
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Political and social views.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Religion.
- Muslims -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
- Islam and politics -- United States.
- Freedom of religion -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
- Constitutional history -- United States.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826.
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