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Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas
     

Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas

by Michael A. Gomez
 

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ISBN-10: 0521840953

ISBN-13: 9780521840958

Pub. Date: 03/21/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Beginning with Latin America in the fifteenth century, this book comprises a social history of the experiences of African Muslims and their descendants throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean. The years under slavery are examined, as well as the post-slavery period. The study also analyzes Muslim revolts in Brazil—especially in 1835. The second part

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Beginning with Latin America in the fifteenth century, this book comprises a social history of the experiences of African Muslims and their descendants throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean. The years under slavery are examined, as well as the post-slavery period. The study also analyzes Muslim revolts in Brazil—especially in 1835. The second part of the book traces the emergence of Islam among U.S. African descendants in the twentieth century, featuring chapters on Noble Drew Ali, Elijah Muhammad, and Malcolm X to explain how orthodoxy arose from varied unorthodox roots. Currently Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies at NYU, Michael Gomez has research interests that include Islam in West Africa, the African diaspora and African culture in North America. He has been involved with the launching of a new academic organization, the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), and has published widely in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521840958
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/21/2005
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. Ladinos, Gelofes and Mandingas; 2. Caribbean crescent; 3. Brazilian sambas; 4. Muslims in New York; 5. Founding mothers and fathers of a different sort: African Muslims in the Early North American South; Interlude. In a Glass darkly - elisive communities; 6. Breaking away - noble Drew Ali and the foundations of contemporary Islam in African America; 7. The nation; 8. Malcolm; Epilogue.

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