- Author : Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press
- Release : 19 April 2010
- ISBN : 9781139788915
- Page : pages
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Download or read online book entitled A History of Islam in America, was written by Kambiz GhaneaBassiri and published by Cambridge University Press in pdf, epub and kindle format. This book was released on 19 April 2010 with total pages . Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri's fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries, through colonial and antebellum America, through world wars and civil rights struggles, to the contemporary era. The book tells the often deeply moving stories of individual Muslims and their lives as immigrants and citizens within the broad context of the American religious experience, showing how that experience has been integral to the evolution of American Muslim institutions and practices. This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America. It will serve as a strong antidote to the current politicized dichotomy between Islam and the West, which has come to dominate the study of Muslims in America and further afield.