By Edward E. Curtis IV
Muslims have lengthy performed a imperative position in American heritage. because the colonial interval whilst an envisioned 20,000 African Muslims have been transported to the USA as slaves, throughout the early twentieth century while Muslim immigrants entered the us from the center East, Europe, and Asia, to the current day, Islam has been a vital part of the yankee event. The founding of the kingdom of Islam within the Nineteen Thirties augmented the Muslim-American inhabitants between African americans, and this staff together with such admired figures as Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and Louis Farrakhan has had a big impact on American existence and politics because the Sixties. in view that passage of the Immigration Act of 1965, nearly 1 million Muslims have come to the USA, constructing new neighborhoods and groups in all 50 states.
Few teams are as various as Muslim american citizens, and but no different staff has been as stereotyped, maligned, or marginalized in American society. The terrorist assaults of Sept. 11 produced a heavy backlash, remodeling the Muslim-American event within the usa. on the sunrise of the twenty first century, they can be misunderstood by means of mainstream society, portrayed as caricatures in the event that they are portrayed at all.
The new Encyclopedia of Muslim-American background goals to rectify this remedy and position Muslim american citizens squarely within the middle of yankee background and tradition. Written in transparent and jargon-free prose, this authoritative reference offers a brand new and broader, extra inclusive method of American background. together with approximately three hundred articles, this two-volume reference ebook is the 1st to target this severe topic, masking the entire ancient and modern concerns, occasions, humans, lawsuits, issues, and activism in terms of Muslim americans. greater than a hundred historians, students, and specialists contributed to this encyclopedia, tracing the stories and influence that Muslim american citizens have had on our nation's background for centuries. unique records, a grasp chronology, and an in depth bibliography whole this illustrated reference.