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A History of Islam In America

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 446 pages
Published April 19th 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published March 1st 2010)
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The other John
One nice thing about sending your children to college is that they bring home interesting books. In one sense, A History of Islam in America didn't quite live up to its title--the lives and beliefs of American Muslims haven't been all that well documented over the centuries. But some of what Professor GhaneaBassiri did find I found fascinating, especially Islam in antebellum America and the milieu at the turn of the 20th Century. Muslims before the Civil War were mostly Africans, taken from thei ...more
Kristian Petersen
Despite the fact that many American Muslim families have lived in the United States for generations they are often thought of as foreigners. I have witnessed on several occasions someone asking an African American Muslim when they converted to Islam or what drew them to the religion. Or asking Muslims from Middle Eastern or Asian descent where they are from or when they came to America. These questions are not always intended to be malicious but they do underscore some of the assumptions about M ...more
Vika Gardner
Jun 27, 2011 Vika Gardner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very sophisticated presentation of the topic. Unfortunately, it is too difficult for first year students, although the presentation here is nicely focused on a religious studies context, with excellent discussions of various kinds of conversion that does not paint a black-and-white picture.
Koleksi American Corner UGM
Kambiz Ghanea Bassiri, A History of Islam in America. (United States of America: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Judul : A History of Islam in America

Penulis/Editor : Kambiz Ghanea Bassiri

Ringkasan : Buku ini bercerita tentang awal kedatangan umat Muslim di Amerika pada era New World, jauh sebelum tahun-tahun penjualan buruh Atlantik. Kambiz Ghanea Bassiri menceritakan kilas balik sejarah umat Muslim di Amerika dan perbedaan gelombang imigrasi dan konversinya yang terjadi pada lima benua besar
Oct 14, 2014 Humza rated it really liked it
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A very informative and interesting read that highlights the often overlooked historical legacy of Islam in America and how deeply it is actually ingrained into American history and culture.
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