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American Muslims: History, Culture and Politics
February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics
Readings and Resources: PDF link here
Dr. Turan Kayaoglu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sources (***: top recommendations)
The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes – Slate Magazine:
Immigration Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnIOyTXReto
***American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics:
***American-Muslims and Terrorism: http://kurzman.unc.edu/muslim-american-terrorism/
**Hammer, Juliane and Omid Safi ed., 2013 The Cambridge Companion to American Islam. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
**Haddad, Yvonne Y. and Jane I Smith, 2014. The Oxford Handbook of American Islam. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Curtis, Edward E. IV ed. 2008. The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States. New York: Columbia University Press.
**Abdul Rauf, Imam Feisal. 2012. Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America. New York: Free Press.
Alford, Terry. 2007. Prince Among Slaves: The True Story of an American Prince Sold into Slavery in the American South. New York: Oxford University Press.
An-Na\’im, Abdullahi Ahmed. What Is an American Muslim?: Embracing Faith and Citizenship. Oxford University Press, 2014.
Barrett, Paul. 2007. American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Hasan, Asma G., 2001. American Muslims: The New Generation. New York: Continuum.
***Malcolm X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Ballantine Books.
Qazwini, Imam Hasan. 2007. American Crescent: A Muslim Cleric on the Power of His Faith, the Struggle Against Prejudice, and the Future of Islam and America. New York: Random House.
Patel, Eboo. 2007. Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. Boston: Beacon Press.
**Spellberg, Denise. 2013. Thomas Jefferson’s Quran: Islam and the Founders. New York: Alfred A. Knpf.
Abdullah, Zain. 2010. Black Mecca. The African Muslims of Harlem. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Austin, Allan D. 2011. African Muslims in Antebellum America. New York: Routledge.
Bilici, Mucahit. Finding Mecca in America: How Islam is Becoming an American Religion. University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Cone, James H. 1992. Martin & Malcolm, & America. New York: Orbis Books
Diouf, Sylviane. Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas. New York: New York University Press.
Ernst, Carl (ed). 2013. Islamohobia in America: The Anatomy of Intolerance. New York: Palgrave
**GhanaBassiri, Kambiz. 2010. A History of Islam in America. New York: Cambridge University Press
Haddad, Yvonne, ed. 2002. Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Haddad, Yvonne, and John L. Esposito, eds. 2000. Muslims on the Americanization path?. Oxford University Press.
Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, and Jane I. Smith, eds. 1994. Muslim Communities in North America. SUNY Press.
Khan, Muqtader, M. A. 2002. American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom. Beltsville: amana publications.
Jackson, Sherman. 2005. Islam and the Black American. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Leonard, Karen. 2003. Muslims in the United States: The State of Research (New York: Russell Sage Foundation)
Smith, Jane I. 1999. Islam in America. New York: Columbia University Press.Takim, Liyakat Nathani. 2009. Shi’ism in America. New York: New York University Press.
Turner, Richard Brent. Islam in the African-American Experience. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
**Prince Among Slaves [Islam under Slavery], PBS: http://princeamongslaves.org/
The Mosque Cares [WD Muhammad’s Ministry]: http://www.themosquecares.com/
The Nation of Islam [Louis Farrakhan’s Community] http://www.noi.org/
“What if [Barack Obaoma] were muslim? Colin Powell on Muslim Americans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYELqbZAQ4M
“Islam in America,” by Fareed Zakaria, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=056GuNvOHfo
“Religious Freedom and American Muslims,” by Mayor Bloomberg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXm_fUDfJZQ
Election of Keith Ellison, the first Muslim member of US Congress, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFkpEduQJZo
***President Obama’s address to American Muslims, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRVdVqAjdw [43 minutes]
Council of American-Islamic Relations, www.cair.org
Islamic Society of North America, www.isna.net
African Muslims and American Blues, http://www.muslimvoicesfestival.org/resources/african-muslims-and-american-blues
**Malcolm X [movie]
Journey into America [documentary]
Little Mosque on the Prairie (Canadian Muslim experience) [sitcom]
***All American Muslim [TLC Reality Show]
Muslim Hip Hop, www.muslimhiphop.com
American Jazz and Islam, https://jazzislam.wordpress.com/
“Rad States and Muslim Comedy,” Negin Farsad http://www.pointofinquiry.org/negin_farsad_red_states_and_muslim_comedy/
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database: http://slavevoyages.org/
Questions and Notes (eMail: email@example.com)
University of Washington Tacoma professor Turan Kayaoglu explores how American Muslim identities have shaped and been shaped by American culture, history, and politics. Telling a story covering four centuries, he will connect Muslim life under slavery, the emergence of the Nation of Islam in the context of the Great Migration and the race relations of the 1920s, the Immigration Act of 1965, the involvement of Muslims in the development and spread of the blues, and American Muslims’ embrace of standup comedy. Touching on issues such as the interaction of racial, cultural, and religious identities; the politics of immigration and citizenship; and interfaith and religious dialogue; Kayaoglu uncovers how American Muslims have been integral to American experience.