Servants of Allah
African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas
ISBN10: 0814719058 ISBN13: 9780814719053 Publisher: New York Univ Pr Published: Oct 1 1998 Pages: 253 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Explores the stories of African Muslim slaves in the New World. The author argues that although Islam as brought by the Africans did not outlive the last slaves, "what they wrote on the sands of the plantations is a successful story of strength, resilience, courage, pride, and dignity." She discusses Christian Europeans, African Muslims, the Atlantic slave trade, literacy, revolts, and the Muslim legacy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.