The Crescent Obscured : The United States and the Muslim World, 1776-1815
By: Allison, Robert.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1753Description: 1 online resource (295 p.).ISBN: 9780226308579.Subject(s): Africa, North -- Foreign public opinion, American | Africa, North -- Relations -- United States | Islam -- Public opinion | Public opinion -- United States | United States -- Relations -- Africa, NorthGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Crescent Obscured : The United States and the Muslim World, 1776-1815DDC classification: 303.48/273061 LOC classification: DT197.5.U6 A45Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Introduction; Chapter One: American Policy Toward the Muslim World; Chapter Two: The United States and the Specter of Islam; Chapter Three: A Peek Into the Seraglio: Americans, Sex, and the Muslim World; Chapter Four: American Slavery and the Muslim World; Chapter Five: American Captives in the Muslim World; Chapter Six: The Muslim World and American Benevolence; Chapter Seven: American Consuls in the Muslim World; Chapter Eight: Remembering the Tripolitan War; Chapter Nine: James Riley, the Return of the Captive; Notes; Index
From the beginning of the colonial period to the recent conflicts in the Middle East, encounters with the Muslim world have helped Americans define national identity and purpose. Focusing on America's encounter with the Barbary states of North Africa from 1776 to 1815, Robert Allison traces the perceptions and mis-perceptions of Islam in the American mind as the new nation constructed its ideology and system of government."A powerful ending that explains how the experience with the Barbary states compelled many Americans to look inward . . . with increasing doubts about the institution of slavery." -David W. Lesch, Middle East Journal"Allison's incisive and informative account of the fledgling republic's encounter with the Muslim world is a revelation with a special pertinence to today's international scene." -Richard W. Bulliet, Journal of Interdisciplinary History"This book should be widely read. . . . Allison's study provides a context for understanding more recent developments, such as America's tendency to demonize figures like Iran's Khumaini, Libya's Qaddafi, and Iraq's Saddam." -Richard M. Eaton, Eighteenth Century Studies
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