By Edward E. Curtis IV

Muslims have lengthy performed a valuable function in American heritage. because the colonial interval while an expected 20,000 African Muslims have been transported to the United States as slaves, in the course of the early twentieth century whilst Muslim immigrants entered the us from the center East, Europe, and Asia, to the current day, Islam has been a vital part of the yank event. The founding of the country of Islam within the Nineteen Thirties augmented the Muslim-American inhabitants between African americans, and this staff together with such well-liked figures as Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and Louis Farrakhan has had a tremendous impact on American lifestyles and politics because the Sixties. considering the fact that passage of the Immigration Act of 1965, nearly 1 million Muslims have come to the US, constructing new neighborhoods and groups in all 50 states.

Few teams are as varied as Muslim american citizens, and but no different workforce has been as stereotyped, maligned, or marginalized in American society. The terrorist assaults of 9-11 produced a heavy backlash, reworking the Muslim-American event within the usa. on the sunrise of the twenty first century, they can be misunderstood through mainstream society, portrayed as caricatures in the event that they are portrayed at all.

The new Encyclopedia of Muslim-American historical past goals to rectify this remedy and position Muslim americans squarely within the middle of yank background and tradition. Written in transparent and jargon-free prose, this authoritative reference offers a brand new and broader, extra inclusive method of American historical past. together with approximately three hundred articles, this two-volume reference publication is the 1st to target this serious topic, masking the entire ancient and modern concerns, occasions, humans, lawsuits, subject matters, and activism on the subject of Muslim americans. greater than a hundred historians, students, and specialists contributed to this encyclopedia, tracing the stories and impression that Muslim american citizens have had on our nation's heritage for centuries. unique records, a grasp chronology, and an intensive bibliography whole this illustrated reference.

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