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Muslims in Early Georgia: Find Articles

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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Capet, Race. "Created Equal: Slavery And America's Muslim Heritage." Cross Currents 60.4 (2010): 549-560. Academic Search Complete. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Harrison, Tiana. "Georgia Island Retains African Influences." Navy Times 44.50 (1995): T13. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Hendry, Ericar. "An African Island In Georgia." Smithsonian 41.11 (2011): 22. History Reference Center. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Honerkamp, Nicholas, and Ray Crook. "Archaeology In A Geechee Graveyard." Southeastern Archaeology 31.1 (2012): 103-114. World History Collection. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Hunwick, John. "I WISH TO BE SEEN IN OUR LAND CALLED ĀFRIKĀ" Cumar B. SAYYID's APPEAL TO BE RELEASED FROM SLAVERY (1819)." Journal Of Arabic & Islamic Studies (Lancaster University) 5.(2003): 62-77. Academic Search Complete. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Hussman, Mary. "Life-Everlasting: Nature And Culture On Sapelo Island." Southern Cultures 12.1 (2006): 7-32. Academic Search Complete. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Lovejoy, Paul E. "The Urban Background Of Enslaved Muslims In The Americas." Slavery & Abolition 26.3 (2005): 349-376. Academic Search Complete. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Osman, Ghada, and Camille F. Forbes. "Representing The West In The Arabic Language: The Slave Narrative Of Omar Ibn Said." Journal Of Islamic Studies 15.3 (2004): 331-343. Academic Search Complete. Web. 8 Dec. 2013.

Research Tip

A secondary source is not a first-hand or eyewitness account. This source is one step removed from the primary source. It's written after the fact. Think of a secondary source as an interpretation or analysis of a primary source. A journal article may rely on primary sources, but the article itself is a secondary source. An author who studies the speeches and diaries of a subject, and then writes a book, is creating a secondary source.

So what's a tertiary source? It's the source such as a catalog, bibliography or index that leads the researcher to primary and secondary sources.

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