Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, 15th Anniversary Edition

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NYU Press, Oct 4, 2013 - Religion - 272 pages
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ˇ “A must read… Goes beyond generalities and sheds light.” – Yvonne Haddad, Georgetown University

“An important scholarly work… a testament.” – Lamin Sanneh, Yale University

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User Review  - SharonBey - LibraryThing

"Thoroughly researched"- has some suppositions /hypothesis. Made me wonder abut the author's ethnicity. Made a typically racially biased statement on page 13 (eg. 'some of my best friends are black...'). Read full review

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Definitely quite interesting, considering its often-overlooked subject matter. Some of its facts seem more like conjecture, but considering the lack of resources, it's understandable. Read full review


Introduction to the 15th Anniversary Edition
1 African Muslims Christian Europeans and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
2 Upholding the Five Pillars of Islam in a Hostile World
3 The Muslim Community
A Distinction and a Danger
5 Resistance Revolts and Returns to Africa
6 The Muslim Legacy
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Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian of the African Diaspora. She is the author of Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons and Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas—named Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 1999—both with NYU Press. Her book Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America received the 2007 Wesley-Logan Prize of the American Historical Association, the 2009 Sulzby Award of the Alabama Historical Association and was a finalist for the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She is the editor of Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies and the co-editor of In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience. A recipient of the Rosa Parks Award, the Dr. Betty Shabazz Achievement Award, and the Pen and Brush Achievement Award, Diouf is a Curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.

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