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

Front Cover
NYU Press, Oct 4, 2013 - Religion - 272 pages

ˇ “A must read… Goes beyond generalities and sheds light.” – Yvonne Haddad, Georgetown University

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

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction to the 15th Anniversary Edition
1
1 African Muslims Christian Europeans and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
20
2 Upholding the Five Pillars of Islam in a Hostile World
71
3 The Muslim Community
99
A Distinction and a Danger
159
5 Resistance Revolts and Returns to Africa
210
6 The Muslim Legacy
251
Notes
285
Select Bibliography
315
Index
327
About the Author
341
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

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.

Bibliographic information