Al' America Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $16.95
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 11/3/2009
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
|Preface: The Irony of 9/11|
|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|