Enslaved Muslims - Digging Deeper
Would you like to learn more about this topic? Here are some suggestions for digging deeper:
Alford, Terry. Prince Among Slaves: The True Story of An African Prince Sold Into Slavery in the American South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Austin, Allan D. African Muslims in Antebellum America: Transatlantic Stories and Spiritual Struggles. New York: Routledge, 1997.
Crook, Ray. "Bilali-The Old Man of Sapelo Island: Between Africa and Georgia," Wadabagei, 10, 2, (Spring/Summer 2007): 40-56.
Diouf, Sylviane A. Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
Gomez, Michael A. Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Martin, B. G. "Sapelo Island's Arabic Document: The 'Bilali Diary' in Context." Georgia Historical Quarterly 78, 3 (Fall 1994): 589-601.
Biography of Job ben Solomon
Autobiography of Omar ibn Said and other documents
The Life of Omar ibn Said. Aramco article by Jonathan Curiel
Entry about Omar ibn Said in Davidson Encyclopedia
A Statement with Regard to the Moorish Prince, Abduhl Rahhahman
From African Prince to Mississippi Slave: Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Podcast
Autobiography of Nicholas Said
Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua
Bilali, the Old Man of Sapelo
Islam and the Gullah/Geechee Community, Georgia Historical Society
Diversity in the 'Christian Nation': Muslim Slave's Story Inspires Commentary on Tolerance NPR
Saving the soul of a culture Gullah-Geechee way of life teeters on extinction, Atlanta Journal Constitution
Mainstream Islam in the African-American Experience Richard Brent Turner
A Language Explorer Who Heard Echoes of Africa The New York Times.
Omar ibn Said
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