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A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Umar F. Abd-Allah


Conflicts and controversies at home and abroad have led Americans to focus on Islam more than ever before. Little is known about Islam in Victorian America. This book is a biography of Alexander Russell Webb, one of the earliest American Muslims to achieve public renown. Webb was a central figure of American Islam during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A native of the Hudson Valley, he was a journalist, editor, and civil servant. Raised a Presbyterian, Webb early on began to cultivate an interest in other religions and became particularly fascinated by Islam. While serving as US consul ... More

Keywords: Islam, Muslims, Alexander Russell Webb, Hudson Valley, Philippines, The Moslem World, World's Parliament of Religions, Turkey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195187281
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195187288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Umar F. Abd-Allah, author
Nawawi Foundation
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