A History of Islam in America: From the New World to the New World Order

A History of Islam in America: From the New World to the New World Order

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by Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521614872

ISBN-13: 9780521614870

Pub. Date: 04/30/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri’s fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their

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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. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri’s fascinating book 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. The book tells the often deeply moving stories of individual Muslims and their lives as immigrants and citizens within the broad context of the American religious experience, showing how that experience has been integral to the evolution of American Muslim institutions and practices. This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America. It will serve 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521614870
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
561,598
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Islam in the “New World”: The Historical Setting 9

2 Islamic Beliefs and Practice in Colonial and Antebellum America 59

3 Conflating Race, Religion, and Progress: Social Change, National Identity, and Islam in the Post-Civil War Era 95

4 Race, Ethnicity, Religion, and Citizenship: Muslim Immigration at the Turn of the Twentieth Century 135

5 Rooting Islam in America: Community and Institution Building in the Interwar Period 165

6 Islam and American Civil Religion in the Aftermath of World War II 228

7 A New Religious America and a Post-Colonial Muslim World: American Muslim Institution Building and Activism, 19605–19805 272

8 Between Experience and Politics: American Muslims and the “New World Order”, 1989–2008 327

Epilogue 379

Select Bibliography 383

Index 42

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