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A History of Islam in America

A History of Islam in America

Cambridge University Press
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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. 
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About The Book

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.

About The Author

Kambiz GhaneaBassiri is Associate Professor of Religion and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of Competing Visions of Islam in the United States: A Study of Los Angeles and has served on the editorial board of The Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States and the Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History.

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Author Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 458
Manufacturer Cambridge University Press
Year Published 2010
Weight 1.4 lb
Width 6 in
Height 9 in
Depth 1.1 in

Author Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 458
Manufacturer Cambridge University Press
Year Published 2010
Weight 1.4 lb
Width 6 in
Height 9 in
Depth 1.1 in

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