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Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an Islam and the founders

Author: Denise A Spellberg
Publisher: New York, NY Vintage 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise A Spellberg
ISBN: 9780307388391 0307388395 9780385350532 0385350538
OCLC Number: 935540890
Accession No: (DE-599)GBV791251349
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Description: XV, 392 S. Ill.
Contents: Introduction : Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an : imagining the Muslim as citizen at the founding of the United StatesThe 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. 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
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