Al' America Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots

ISBN-10: 1595584811

ISBN-13: 9781595584816

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jonathan Curiel
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Description: From a "San Francisco Chronicle" journalist comes this lively, funny, and revealing look at the little known influence of Arab and Islamic culture on America.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 11/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface: The Irony of 9/11
Acknowledgments
The Seeds of Islam in America: From Columbus to the Alamo
Slavery and Islam: The Roots of American Blues Music
Emerson and Persian Poetry: The Transcendentalists Find Their Reflection in Southern Iran
P.T Barnum and the Taj Mahal: The Spread of Muslim Art from One Continent to Another
Language and Names: The Arabic Origins of "Giraffe" and "Coffee"-and What About "Mecca, U.S.A."?
Arabs and the Ice-Cream Cone: The Joy of Eating (and Drinking), from Damascus to St. Louis, Missouri
The Height of Orientalism: When U.S. Presidents Donned Fezzes and Said "Salaam Aleikum"
The Lasting Appeal of The Arabian Nights and the Bearded Mullah from Turkey
The Trippy Sounds of the '60s: How Dick Dale, The Doors, and Even Dylan Swayed to Arab Music
East Meets West in Memphis: Elvis and the Poet from Lebanon
Islam and the World Trade Center: Minoru Yamasaki Plants a Dream for Peace in New York
Fashion, Tattoos, and Arabic Calligraphy: The Nexus of Style, Design, and Angelina Jolie
Arabs and Muslims in the United States: Today and Tomorrow
Notes
Index
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