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Published: 22 September 2016

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780199397808

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The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture

Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Jeffrey Einboden

  • Conducts detailed close readings of early American Orientalia, parsing the personal significance and foreign languages of U.S. writings that witness Muslim textual engagement
  • The first book to analyze unpublished manuscripts from Ezra Stiles, William Bentley, and Lydia Maria Child
  • Adopts a genealogical approach in order to examine familiarity with Islam in the U.S. from 1768 to 1878
  • Examines U.S. authors rarely considered together