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RE243 – Islam in the Americas

Examines the historical role that varieties of Islam have played in North America as well as in the Caribbean and South America. Topics include: the trans-Atlantic slave trade that brought West African Muslims to North and South America; slave religion in the antebellum South; the complicated role that Islam has played in African-American identity and that race and religion have played in White (Euro-American) conceptions of Islam in the U.S. and abroad; Black Nationalist critiques of Christianity; and issues of race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, and religion affecting immigrant Muslim communities in the U.S. since 1965, May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.


TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Spring 2019 Block 6 Islam in the Americas Peter Wright TBA 25/21 12/17/2018