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Muslims in America : a short history

Author: Edward E Curtis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009. ©2009
Series: Religion in American life.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Muslims are neither new nor foreign to the United States. They have been a vital presence in North America since the 16th century. Muslims in America unearths their history, documenting the lives of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, European, black, white, Hispanic and other Americans who have been followers of Islam. The book begins with the tale of Job Ben Solomon, a 18th century African American Muslim slave,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Curtis, Edward E., 1970-
Muslims in America.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008047566
(OCoLC)268957395
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward E Curtis
ISBN: 9780199710140 0199710147
OCLC Number: 502026366
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 144 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Across the black Atlantic : the first Muslims in North America --
The first American converts to Islam --
Twentieth-century Muslim immigrants : from the melting pot to the Cold War --
Religious awakenings of the late twentieth century --
Muslim Americans after 9/11.
Series Title: Religion in American life.
Responsibility: Edward E. Curtis IV.

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Muslims are neither new nor foreign to the United States. They have been a vital presence in North America since the 16th century. Muslims in America unearths their history, documenting the lives of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, European, black, white, Hispanic and other Americans who have been followers of Islam. The book begins with the tale of Job Ben Solomon, a 18th century African American Muslim slave, and goes on to chart the stories of sodbusters in North Dakota, African American converts to Islam in the 1920s, Muslim barkeepers in Toledo, the post-1965 wave of professional immigrants from Asia and Africa, and Muslim Americans after 9/11.

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