[Reading] ➻ Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas By Michael A. Gomez –

Beginning With Latin America In The Fifteenth Century, This Book Comprises A Social History Of The Experiences Of African Muslims And Their Descendants Throughout The Americas, Including The Caribbean The Years Under Slavery Are Examined, As Well As The Post Slavery Period The Study Also Analyzes Muslim Revolts In Brazil Especially InThe Second Part Of The Book Traces The Emergence Of Islam Among US African Descendants In The Twentieth Century, Featuring Chapters On Noble Drew Ali, Elijah Muhammad, And Malcolm X To Explain How Orthodoxy Arose From Varied Unorthodox Roots Currently Professor Of History And Middle Eastern Studies At NYU, Michael Gomez Has Research Interests That Include Islam In West Africa, The African Diaspora And African Culture In North America He Has Been Involved With The Launching Of A New Academic Organization, The Association For The Study Of The Worldwide African Diaspora ASWAD , And Has Published Widely In The Field

10 thoughts on “Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas

  1. says:

    Four for effort He is trying to start something new in the scholarship and his sources are often pretty weak There is an awful lot of speculation in this book Still, he worked with what he had an produced something substantial One issue though could he have said the word foregoing There are so many synonyms available that are in much common usage in the English language

  2. says:

    Really enjoyed this book, learn a great deal about the connection of black Muslims from West and North Africa to North America to South America Deals with the issue objectively and discusses the implications slavery has had on the people from these regions.

  3. says:

    An excellent review of Islam in the Americas, with great detail on Noble Ali and the predecessors of the Nation of Islam, as well as hard to find details on the cultural effect of Muslim slaves in the American South.