Why read this book “Encyclopedia of Muslim American History “
This illustrated two-volume encyclopedia of Muslim American History includes some 300 articles covering historical and contemporary issues, events, people, court cases, themes, and activism relating to Muslim American history. The reference also includes 50 original documents, a master chronology and an extensive bibliography.
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Few other groups are as diverse as Muslim Americans, and yet no other group has been as stereotyped, maligned, or marginalized in American society. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 produced a heavy backlash, transforming the Muslim-American experience in the United States. At the dawn of the 21st century, they are often misunderstood by mainstream society, portrayed as caricatures if they are portrayed at all.
This book is a delightful read for every American muslim . Take an insight into it-
Inside the Book “Encyclopedia of Muslim American History
The Book Encyclopedia of Muslim American History aims to rectify this treatment and place Muslim Americans squarely in the center of American history and culture. Written in clear and jargon-free prose, this authoritative reference provides a new and broader, more inclusive approach to American history. Including nearly 300 articles, this two-volume reference book is the first to focus on this critical subject, covering all the historical and contemporary issues, events, people, court cases, themes, and activism relating to Muslim Americans.
More than 100 historians, scholars, and experts contributed to this encyclopedia, tracing the experiences and impact that Muslim Americans have had on our nation’s history for hundreds of years. Original documents, a master chronology, and an extensive bibliography complete this illustrated reference.
An insight to the content of Encyclopedia of Muslim American History :
Muslims have long played a central role in American history. Since the colonial period when an estimated 20,000 African Muslims were transported to America as slaves, through the early 20th century when Muslim immigrants entered the United States from the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, to the present day, Islam has been an integral part of the American experience.
The founding of the Nation of Islam in the 1930s augmented the Muslim-American population among African Americans, and this group including such prominent figures as Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and Louis Farrakhan has had an enormous influence on American life and politics since the 1960s. Since passage of the Immigration Act of 1965, approximately 1 million Muslims have come to America, establishing new neighborhoods and communities in all 50 states.
A list of People the book is talking about are :
Special geneology Chart in this Book :
It has some very beautiful illustrated geneology Chart which are Very informative. Some of it are :
- A geneology chart of Ummayd Caliph
- Tribe of Quraysh (5th 8th century)
- Early Tariqas -Sufi brotherhood and their founders
- Geneology chart of Ismaeli Imam
- Geneology chart of Shia Imams
- Timeline of Islam in Central Asia 600 -2003 CE
- Timeline of Islam in Africa and Europe 600-2003 CE
- Timeline of Islam in South and South east Asia 700-2003 CE
- Timeline of Islam in South West Asia 570-2003 CE
- Life of Muhammad 570- 632 CE
The index list is also very easy to read and analyse.
Purchasing Details about this book: Encyclopedia of Muslim American History
Series: Library of American History
Hardcover: 728 pages
Publisher: Facts on File, Inc.; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
you can get it Via Amazon.
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This book is my next read,In sha Allah