A History of Islam in America

A History of Islam in America

From the New World to the New World Order

Book - 2010
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This text traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries, through colonial and antebellum America, through world wars and civil rights struggles, to the contemporary era. It tells the stories of individual Muslims, and their lives as immigrants and citizens within the broad context of the American religious experience showing how their experiences have been integral to the evolution of American Muslim institutions and practices. Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. The first arrivals date to the turn of the sixteenth century when European explorers and colonists crossed the Atlantic in search of new horizons and trading routes. This work is a portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America. It serves as a strong antidote to the current politicized dichotomy between Islam and the West, which has come to dominate the study of Muslims in America and further afield.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780521614870
Branch Call Number: 297.0973 G3414H 2010
Characteristics: x, 446 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm


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