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African Muslims in Antebellum America

Transatlantic Stories and Spiritual Struggles, 1st Edition

By Allan D. Austin


216 pages

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A condensation and updating of his African Muslims in Antebellum America: A Sourcebook (1984), noted scholar of antebellum black writing and history Dr. Allan D. Austin explores, via portraits, documents, maps, and texts, the lives of 50 sub-Saharan non-peasant Muslim Africans caught in the slave trade between 1730 and 1860. Also includes five maps.


"Austin uses historical documents, including photos, to tell adventurous, distressing and sometimes funny stories of enslaved African Muslims between 11730 and 1860. All left some record of their presence in America." -- Navid Iqbal, The Star-Ledger, Newark, New Jersey

"…highly recommended…" -- The Journal of American History

"…attractively produced…" -- Journal of Southern History

"Austin offers meticulously researched profiles of Muslim Africans who lived during the antebellum era

." -- Amsterdam News

About the Author

Allan D. Austin is Professor of English and Afro-American Studies at Springfield College.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
RELIGION / Islam / History