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African Muslims in antebellum America : Transatlantic stories and spiritual struggles

Allan D. Austin (Author)
Possessors of strong identities and a powerful faith, African Muslims made an impressive but understudied impact on America. From their proud insistence on covering their bodies, praying to one God, reading and writing in Arabic, and adhering to positive attitudes about Africa and Islam throughout the Antebellum period, these Africans aroused much apprehension in and commanded many accommodations from their American purchasers. As many were experienced leaders in political, religious, commercial, military or agricultural matters in Africa -- some were returned to Africa while others became leaders within the slave system in America. A condensation and updating of his "African Muslims in Antebellum America: A Sourcebook" (1984), noted scholar of Antebellum black writing and history Dr. Allan D. Austin explores, via portraits, documents, maps, and texts, the lives of 50 sub-Saharan non-peasant Muslim Africans caught in the slave trade between 1730 and 1860. Also includes five maps
Print Book, English, 1997
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Routledge, New York, 1997
xiii, 194 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
9780415912693, 9780415912709, 0415912695, 0415912709
"There are good men in America, but all are very ignorant of Africa"-and its Muslims
Glimpses of seventy-five African Muslims in Antebellum North America
Job Ben Solomon : African nobleman and a father of African American literature
Abd ar-Rahman and his two amazing American journeys
Bilali Mohammed and Salih Bilali : Almaamys on Georgia's Sapelo and St. Simon's Islands
Lamine Kebe, educator
Umar ibn Said's legend(s), life, and letters
The Transatlantic trials of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua
Mohammed Ali ben Said, or Nicholas Said : His travels on five continents
"A radical condensation of my African Muslims in antebellum America : a sourcebook (New York : Garland, 1984)."--Preface