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Muslims in Early Georgia: Find Books

This Research Guide is an introduction to resources about Muslims in antebellum America, with special focus on the stories of Bilali Muhammad of Sapelo Island, Georgia and Salih Bilali (aka "Tom") of St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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Use GILExpress to find books on this topic and other history subjects. The following list is a selection of books to help point you in the direction of other publications on this topic.

Ahmed, Akbar S. Journey Into America: The Challenge Of Islam. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2010. Call Number: E184.M88 A39 2010 (Also: eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 7 Dec. 2013.)

Alford, Terry. Prince Among Slaves: The True Story of an African Price Sold into Slavery in the American South. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. Print. Call Number: E444.I25 A78

Austin, Allan. African Muslims in Antebellum America: Transatlantic Stories and Spiritual Struggles. New York: Routledge, 1997. Print. Call Number: E444.A25

Bailey, Cornelia Walker. God, Dr. Buzzard and the Bolito Man. New York: Random House, 2001. Print. Call Number: F292.M15 B35

Berg, Herbert. Elijah Muhammad And Islam. New York: New York University Press, 2009. Call Number: BP223.Z8 E414 (Also: eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 7 Dec. 2013.)

Curtis, Edward E., ed. The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. Print. Call Number: E184.M88 C65

Curtis E. Muslims in America: A Short History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Call Number: E184.M88 C877 (Also: eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 7 Dec. 2013.)

Diouf, Sylviane A. Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas. New York: New York University Press, 1998. Print. Call Number: E443.D56 *

Georgia Writers' Project. Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1986. Call Number: E185.93.G4 D78 1986

GhaneaBassiri, Kambiz. A History of Islam in America: From the New World to the New World Order. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Print. Call Number: BP67.U6 G43 2010

Johnson, Michele Nicole. Sapelo Island's Hog Hammock. South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2009. Print. Call Number: F292.M15 J64

Morgan, Philip D., and Georgia Humanities Council. African American Life In The Georgia Lowcountry: The Atlantic World And The Gullah Geechee. Athens, Ga: University of Georgia Press, 2010. Print. Call Number: F295.N4 A376 2010 *  (Also: eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 7 Dec. 2013.)

Parrish, Lydia Austin. Slaves Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands. New York, Creative Age Press, Inc., 1942. Print. Call Number: M1670.P236 S6

Pinn, Anthony B. The African American Religious Experience In America. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2006. Print. Call Number: BL625.2 .P56 2006

Sullivan, Buddy. Early Days on the Georgia Tidewater. Darien, Ga.: McIntosh County Board of Commissioners, 1997. Print. Call Number: F292.M15 S84 1997

Turner, Lorenzo Dow. Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949. Print. Call Number: PM7875.G8 T8

Turner, Richard Brent. Islam in the African-American Experience. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2003. Print. Call Number: BP67.U6 T87 2003

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Bridging Cultures "Muslim Journeys" Bookshelf

The "Muslim Journeys" project is a collaboration of the American Library Association, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason Univeristy. The purpose:

To present to the American public resources "representing diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world."

Hog Hammock Public Library on Sapelo Island, Georgia, is a recipient of the Bridging Cultures "Muslim Journeys" Bookshelf, the cornerstone of the intiative. The award included books, films and one-year subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online. The library hosted programs focusing on the story of Bilali Muhammad, and created a blog to provide the public with additional resources and links to more information on "Muslim Journeys."

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