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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
Al America
Title variation remainder
travels through Americas Arab and Islamic roots
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Subject
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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
Summary
Explores the vital contributions of Arab and Islamic traditions in American culture in spite of strong anti-Muslim prejudices, in an account that illuminates the presence of Arab and Islamic influences in American music, cuisines, and cities
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298273
Cataloging source
DLC
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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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True
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  • Civilization, Arab
  • Islamic civilization
  • Arab Americans
  • Muslims
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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travels through America's Arab and Islamic roots
Label
Al' America : travels through America's Arab and Islamic roots, Jonathan Curiel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-230) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
716961
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 246 pages
Isbn
9781595583529
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2008024217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781595583529
  • (OCoLC)227016079
Label
Al' America : travels through America's Arab and Islamic roots, Jonathan Curiel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
716961
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 246 pages
Isbn
9781595583529
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2008024217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781595583529
  • (OCoLC)227016079

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