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Author GhaneaBassiri, Kambiz

Title A history of Islam in America : from the new world to the new world order / Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

Publ Info New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  BP67.U6 G43 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  BP67 U6 G43 2010    DUE 09-02-14
 Wheaton Stacks  BP67.U6 G43 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Islam in the 'New World': the historical setting; 2. Islamic beliefs and practice in colonial and antebellum America; 3. Conflating race, religion and progress: social change, national identity, and Islam in the post-Civil War era; 4. Race, ethnicity, religion and citizenship: Muslim immigration at the turn of the twentieth century; 5. Rooting Islam in America: community and institution building in the interwar period; 6. Islam and American civil religion in the aftermath of World War II; 7. A new religious America and post-colonial Muslim world: American Muslim institution building and activism, 1960s-1980s; 8. Between experience and politics: American Muslims and the 'new world order', 1989-2008; Epilogue
Note "Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. The first recorded arrival was in the late fifteenth century when Christopher Columbus 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"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Islam -- United States -- History
Muslims -- United States
ISBN 9780521849647 (hardback)
0521849640 (hardback)
0521614872 (pbk.)
9780521614870 (pbk.)