Islam in the African-American Experience, Second Edition
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Islam in the African-American Experience, Second Edition

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[Sure to become] a classic in the field. Highly recommended." -Library Journal... full of surprises and intrigues and written in a beautiful style.... a breath of fresh air on the African-Islamic-American connection." -Journal of the American Academy of ReligionThe involvement of black Americans 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 20th century. Turner places the study of Islam in the context of the racial, ethical, and political relations that influenced the reception of successive presentations of Islam, including the West African Islam of slaves, the Ahmadiyya Movement from India, the orthodox Sunni practice of later immigrants, and the Nation of Islam. This second edition features a new introduction, which discusses developments since the earlier edition, including Islam in a post-9/11 America.show more

Product details

  • Book | 352 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 2 b&w photos, 1 bibliog., 1 index
  • 0253216303
  • 9780253216304
  • 2,003,660

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.".""."full of surprises and intrigues and written in a beautiful style, ....a breath of fresh air on the African-Islamic-American connection.""show more

About Richard Brent Turner

Richard Brent Turner is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa. He lives in Iowa City.show more

Table of contents

Preliminary Table of Contents: Introduction to the Second EditionPart One: Root Sources1. Muslims in a Strange Land: African Muslim Slaves in America2. Pan-Africanism and the New-American Islam: Edward Wilmot Blyden and Mohammed Alexander Russell WebbPart Two: Prophets of the City3. The Name Means Everything: Noble Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple of America4. The Ahmadiyya Mission to America: A Multi-Racial Model for American Islam5. Missionizing and Signifying: W. D. Fard and the Early History of the Nation of Islam6. Malcolm X and His Successors: Contemporary Significations of African-American IslamEpilogue: Commodification of IdentityNotesSelect BibliographyIndexshow more

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