Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 July 2020

352 Pages | 14

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190844479

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Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives

The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, their Arabic Letters, and an American President

Jeffrey Einboden

  • Reveals the impact of Muslim slave writings on Thomas Jefferson and prominent politicians and professors in the President's circle
  • Explores Thomas Jefferson's lifelong entanglements with slavery and Islam
  • Uncovers never-before-published Arabic documents written by captive Muslims in America, including the earliest instance of Muslim slave authorship in the newly-formed United States