Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, 15th Anniversary Edition

Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, 15th Anniversary Edition

by Sylviane A. Diouf


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479847112
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 10/04/2013
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 351
Sales rank: 500,411
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian of the African Diaspora. She is the author of Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons and Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas—named Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 1999— both with NYU Press. Her book Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America received the 2007 Wesley-Logan Prize of the American Historical Association, the 2009 Sulzby Award of the Alabama Historical Association and was a finalist for the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is the editor of Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies and the co-editor of In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience. A recipient of the Rosa Parks Award, the Dr. Betty Shabazz Achievement Award, and the Pen and Brush Achievement Award, Diouf is a Curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction to the 15th Anniversary Edition 1
1 African Muslims, Christian Europeans, and the
Transatlantic Slave Trade 20
2 Upholding the Five Pillars of Islam in a Hostile World 71
3 Th e Muslim Community 99
4 Literacy: A Distinction and a Danger 159
5 Resistance, Revolts, and Returns to Africa 210
6 Th e Muslim Legacy 251
Notes 285
Select Bibliography 315
Index 327
About the Author 341
Illustrations appear as a group following page 142.

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