Cultural Roots of American Islamicism
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Description: This cultural history looks at how the Muslim world figured in American prophecy, politics, reform, fiction, art and dress during the colonial and postbellum periods. The author argues that perceptions of the Muslim world held a larger place in domestic American concerns than was previously thought.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/26/2006
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Timothy Marr is an assistant professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Cultural Roots of American Islamicism (2006).
|Introduction: imagining Ishmael: introducing American Islamicism|
|Islamicism and counterdespotism in early national cultural expression|
|'Drying up the Euphrates': Muslims, millennialism, and early American missionary enterprise|
|Antebellum Islamicism and the transnational crusade of antislavery and temperance reform|
|'Turkey is in our midst': Mormonism as an American 'Islam'|
|American Ishmael: Herman Melville's literary Islamicism|
|Conclusion: American Howadjis: the gendered pageantry of mid-nineteenth-century Islamicism|