African Muslims in AnteBellum America: Transatlantic Stories and Spiritual Struggles

African Muslims in AnteBellum America: Transatlantic Stories and Spiritual Struggles

by Allan D. Austin
     
 

A condensation and updating of his African Muslims in Antebellum America: A Sourcebook (1984), noted scholar of antebellum black writing and history Dr. Allan D. Austin explores, via portraits, documents, maps, and texts, the lives of 50 sub-Saharan non-peasant Muslim Africans caught in the slave trade between 1730 and 1860. Also includes five

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A condensation and updating of his African Muslims in Antebellum America: A Sourcebook (1984), noted scholar of antebellum black writing and history Dr. Allan D. Austin explores, via portraits, documents, maps, and texts, the lives of 50 sub-Saharan non-peasant Muslim Africans caught in the slave trade between 1730 and 1860. Also includes five maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415912709
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
REVISED & UPDATED
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,422,207
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
List of Maps and Illustrations
1"There Are Good Men in America, but All Are Very Ignorant of Africa" - and Its Muslims3
2Glimpses of Seventy-Five African Muslims in Antebellum North America31
3Job Ben Solomon: African Nobleman and a Father of African American Literature51
4Abd ar-Rahman and His Two Amazing American Journeys65
5Bilali Mohammed and Salih Bilali: Almaamys on Georgia's Sapelo and St. Simon's Islands85
6Lamine Kebe, Educator115
7Umar ibn Said's Legend(s), Life, and Letters129
8The Transatlantic Trials of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua159
9Mohammed Ali ben Said, or Nicholas Said: His Travels on Five Continents173
Index187

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