A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 2

The African American Islamic Renaissance, 1920-1975

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Patrick D. Bowen
Muslim Minorities

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In A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 2: The African American Islamic Renaissance, 1920-1975 Patrick D. Bowen offers an in-depth account of African American Islam as it developed in the United States during the fifty-five years that followed World War I. Having been shaped by a wide variety of intellectual and social influences, the ‘African American Islamic Renaissance’ appears here as a movement that was characterized by both great complexity and diversity.

Drawing from a wide variety of sources—including dozens of FBI files, rare books and periodicals, little-known archives and interviews, and even folktale collections—Patrick D. Bowen disentangles the myriad social and religious factors that produced this unprecedented period of religious transformation.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Patrick D. Bowen is the author of over two dozen articles as well as the monograph A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 1: White American Muslims before 1975 (Brill, 2015).

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