Muslims in America: A Short History


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Oxford University Press, USA
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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.48 pounds

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About the Author

Edward E. Curtis IV is Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The author or editor of four books on Muslim American and African American religious history, Curtis is general editor of the largest scholarly encyclopedia ever produced on the experience of Muslims in the United States.


"[Curtis] has authored a fine and succinct history that spans centuries...Unmatched for its breadth of sources, this is also one of the few books in the field to cover both immigrant and indigenous (African-American) American Muslims...Photographs, chronology, edited selections from chosen narratives, and a Further Reading Section provide useful jumping-off points for the reader, who will undoubtedly be intrigued by Curtis's compelling little read." --Publishers Weekly

"Muslims in America provide[s] an interesting and diverse sampling
of Islamic theological reflection in the United States today." --Foreign Affairs

"This concise account of US Muslims is cohesive and approachable for readers unfamiliar with the subject, does not bog down in protracted explanations of beliefs, practices, and complex historical or political events, yet remains scholarly. The author's use of intimate profiles of individuals and families to illustrate common experiences of the larger group also draws readers in and increases the power of his descriptions...Highly recommended." --Choice Reviews

"Curtis achieves his objective...a model of clarity on the details of the Muslim experience in America." --Wilson Quarterly

"Curtis' book is a refreshing look at an important aspect of American history and culture." --Foreword Magazine

"This book offers a new perspective on the role Muslims have played in America and a deeper perspective on the nature of Islam." --Indianapolis Star

"Gives voice to a population in the United States that traditional history books tend to overlook or unknowingly misrepresent." --Middle East Journal