Black Routes to Islam
The Critical Black Studies Series celebrates its fourth volume, "Black Routes to Islam." The series, under the general supervision of Manning Marable ... Show synopsis The Critical Black Studies Series celebrates its fourth volume, "Black Routes to Islam." The series, under the general supervision of Manning Marable, features readers and anthologies examining challenging topics within the contemporary black experience--in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, and across the African Diaspora. Previously published in the series are "Transnational Blackness," "Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, Criminal Justice, and Law Reader" (September 2007) and "Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader "(January 2008). Celebrating the fourth volume of CRITICAL BLACK STUDIES Series Editor: Manning Marable The authors included in this volume explore different dimensions of the more than century-long interaction between Black America and Islam. Starting with the 19th century narratives of African American travelers to the Holy Land, the following chapters probe Islam's role in urban social movements, music and popular culture, gender dynamics, relations between African Americans and Muslim immigrants, and the racial politics of American Islam with the ongoing war in Iraq and the US's deepening involvement in the Orient.