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The Resource Al' America : travels through America's Arab and Islamic roots, Jonathan Curiel

Al' America : travels through America's Arab and Islamic roots, Jonathan Curiel

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Al' America : travels through America's Arab and Islamic roots
Title
Al' America
Title remainder
travels through America's Arab and Islamic roots
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Curiel
Title variation
Travels through America's Arab and Islamic roots
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Four out of ten Americans say they dislike Muslims, according to a Gallup poll. "Muslims," a blogger wrote on www.freerepublic.com, "don't belong in America." In a lively, funny, and revealing riposte to these sentiments, journalist Jonathan Curiel offers a tour through the little-known Islamic past, and present, of American culture. From highbrow to pop, from lighthearted to profound, this book reveals the Islamic and Arab influences before our eyes, under our noses, and ringing in our ears. Curiel demonstrates that many of America's most celebrated places retain vestiges of Arab and Islamic culture. Likewise, some of America's most recognizable music is indebted to Arab music. And some of America's leading historical figures, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Elvis Presley, relied on Arab or Muslim culture for intellectual sustenance. Part travelogue, part cultural history, this book confirms a continuous pattern of give-and-take between America and the Arab-Muslim world.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
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Curiel, Jonathan
Dewey number
909/.0974927
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.C853 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Civilization, Arab
  • Islamic civilization
  • Arab Americans
  • Muslims
Label
Al' America : travels through America's Arab and Islamic roots, Jonathan Curiel
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0820/2008024217.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-230) and index
Contents
Preface: Irony of 9/11 -- The seeds of Islam in America: from Columbus to the Alamo -- Slavery and Islam: the roots of American blues music -- Emerson and Persian poetry: the transcendentalists find their reflection in Southern Iran -- P.T. Barnum and the Taj Mahal: the spread of Muslim art from one continent to another -- Language and names: the Arabic origins of "giraffe" and "coffee" - and what about "Mecca, USA"? -- Arabs and the ice-cream cone: the joy of eating (and drinking), from Damascus to St Louis, Missouri -- The height of Orientalism: when U.S. presidents donned fezzes and said "salaam aleikum" -- The lasting appeal of the Arabian Nights and the bearded mullah from Turkey -- The trippy sounds of the '60s: how Dick Dale, The Doors, and even Dylan swayed to Arab music -- East meets West in Memphis: Elvis and the poet from Lebanon -- Islam and the World Trade Center: Minoru Yamasaki plants a dream for peace in New York -- Fashion, tattoos, and Arabic calligraphy: the nexus of style, design, and Angelina Jolie -- Arabs and Muslims in the United States: today and tomorrow
Control code
ocn227016079
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 246 p.
Isbn
9781595583529
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2008024217
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o227016079
  • (OCoLC)227016079
Label
Al' America : travels through America's Arab and Islamic roots, Jonathan Curiel
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0820/2008024217.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-230) and index
Contents
Preface: Irony of 9/11 -- The seeds of Islam in America: from Columbus to the Alamo -- Slavery and Islam: the roots of American blues music -- Emerson and Persian poetry: the transcendentalists find their reflection in Southern Iran -- P.T. Barnum and the Taj Mahal: the spread of Muslim art from one continent to another -- Language and names: the Arabic origins of "giraffe" and "coffee" - and what about "Mecca, USA"? -- Arabs and the ice-cream cone: the joy of eating (and drinking), from Damascus to St Louis, Missouri -- The height of Orientalism: when U.S. presidents donned fezzes and said "salaam aleikum" -- The lasting appeal of the Arabian Nights and the bearded mullah from Turkey -- The trippy sounds of the '60s: how Dick Dale, The Doors, and even Dylan swayed to Arab music -- East meets West in Memphis: Elvis and the poet from Lebanon -- Islam and the World Trade Center: Minoru Yamasaki plants a dream for peace in New York -- Fashion, tattoos, and Arabic calligraphy: the nexus of style, design, and Angelina Jolie -- Arabs and Muslims in the United States: today and tomorrow
Control code
ocn227016079
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 246 p.
Isbn
9781595583529
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2008024217
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o227016079
  • (OCoLC)227016079

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