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Islam in the African-American Experience

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ISBN-10: 0253211042

ISBN-13: 9780253211040

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard Brent Turner

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Malcolm X and, more recently, Louis Farrakhan are two of the more visible signs of Islam's influence in the lives and culture of African Americans. Yet, as Richard Brent Turner shows, the involvement of black American with Islam reaches back to the earliest days of the African presence in North America. Part I of the book explores these roots in the Middle East, West Africa, and antebellum America. Part II tells the story of the 'Prophets of the City'--the leaders of the new urban-based African-American Muslim movements in the twentieth century.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 6/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.78" wide x 8.84" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Eckart Fouml;rster is Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He is also Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Introduction: What Shall We Call Him? Islam and African-American Identity
Root Sources
Muslims in a Strange Land: African Muslim Slaves in America
Pan-Africanism and the New American Islam: Edward Wilmot Blyden and Mohammed Alexander Russell Webb
Prophets of the City
The Name Means Everything: Noble Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple of America
The Ahmadiyya Mission to America: A Multi-Racial Model for American Islam
Missionizing and Signifying: W. D. Fard and the Early History of the Nation of Islam
Malcolm X and His Successors: Contemporary Significations of African-American Islam
Epilogue: Commodification of Identity
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