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A Muslim in Victorian AmericaThe Life of Alexander Russell Webb$
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Umar F. Abd-Allah

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195187281

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195187288.001.0001

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 Diplomatic Post in the Orient

 Diplomatic Post in the Orient

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A Muslim in Victorian America

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on Webb's experiences as a US consul to the Philippines. On September 29, 1887, Webb was appointed US consul to Manila — then under Spanish colonial control — by President Grover Cleveland (1885-1889), the first Democratic president since Reconstruction. Webb retained the position under the succeeding Republican administration of President Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893).

Keywords:   Alexander Russell Webb, consul, Philippines, Grover Cleveland, Islam, Muslim American, Benjamin Harrison

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