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  • Dreams of Africa in Alabamaby Sylviane A. Diouf

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    In the summer of 1860, more than fifty years after the United States legally abolished the international slave trade, 110 men, women, and children from Benin and Nigeria were brought ashore in Alabama under cover of night. They were the last recorded group of Africans deported to the United States as slaves. Timothy Meaher, an established Mobile businessman,... more...

  • Servants of Allahby Sylviane Diouf

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 89.00

    Despite the explosion in work on African American and religious history, little is known about Black Muslims who came to America as slaves. Most assume that what Muslim faith any Africans did bring with them was quickly absorbed into the new Christian milieu. But, surprisingly, as Sylviane Diouf shows in this new, meticulously researched volume, Islam... more...

  • Servants of Allahby Sylviane A. Diouf

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00

    Servants of Allah  presents a history of African Muslims, following them from West Africa to the Americas. Although many assume that what Muslim faith they brought with them to the Americas was quickly absorbed into the new Christian milieu, as Sylviane A. Diouf demonstrates in this meticulously-researched, groundbreaking volume, Islam flourished... more...

  • Slavery's Exilesby Sylviane A. Diouf

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Over more than two centuries men, women, and children escaped from slavery to make the Southern wilderness their home. They hid in the mountains of Virginia and the low swamps of South Carolina; they stayed in the neighborhood or paddled their way to secluded places; they buried themselves underground or built comfortable settlements. Known as maroons,... more...

  • Fighting the Slave Tradeby Sylviane A. Diouf

    Ohio University Press 2003; US$ 21.99

    While most studies of the slave trade focus on the volume of captives and on their ethnic origins, the question of how the Africans organized their familial and communal lives to resist and assail it has not received adequate attention. But our picture of the slave trade is incomplete without an examination of the ways in which men and women responded... more...

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