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Looking East: Muslim Identity in the Archaeological Record of American Enslavement

@article{Allen2009LookingEM,
  title={Looking East: Muslim Identity in the Archaeological Record of American Enslavement},
  author={Ka Allen},
  journal={African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={2}
}
  • Ka Allen
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter
A significant number of those Africans enslaved in the Americas were Muslim. Archaeological investigation has yet to be made concerning their stories. This article explores the archaeology of Islam to provide a foundation for understanding the materiality of Muslim identity as it appears in the context of American enslavement, and the historical circumstances which resulted in significant numbers of African Muslims becoming enslaved in the Americas. Drawing on the documentary record, it relates… Expand
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