The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas
By (author) Michael A. Gomez
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Black Crescent by Michael A. Gomez
Book DescriptionBeginning with Latin America in the fifteenth century, this book, first published in 2005, is a social history of the experiences of African Muslims and their descendants throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean. The record under slavery is examined, as is the post-slavery period into the twentieth century. The experiences vary, arguably due to some extent to the Old World context. Muslim revolts in Brazil are also discussed, especially in 1835, by way of a nuanced analysis. The second part of the book looks at the emergence of Islam among the African-descended in the United States in the twentieth century, with successive chapters on Noble Drew Ali, Elijah Muhammad, and Malcolm X, with a view to explaining how orthodoxy arose from varied unorthodox roots.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521600798
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael A. Gomez
Diasporic Africa, Paperback (September 2005)
Presents a research on the history and experiences of people of African descent outside of the African continent. By incorporating Europe and North Africa as well as North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, this reader shifts the discourse on the African diaspora away from its focus solely on the Americas.
Black Crescent, Hardback (March 2005)
This book, first published in 2005, is a social history of the experiences of African Muslims and their descendants throughout the Americas.
Reversing Sail, Paperback (December 2004)
This 2005 book examines the global unfolding of the migrations and dispersals of the African Diaspora.
Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Michael A. Gomez
A full history of Bundu, a Muslim state which developed a uniquely pragmatic outlook.
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Author Biography - Michael A. Gomez
Michael A. Gomez is Professor of History at New York University. He is the author of Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad: The Precolonial State of Bundu (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and Exchanging our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South (1998). His research, teaching interests, and publications include the African diaspora, Islam, and West African history. He currently serves as director of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.
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