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Author Spellberg, Denise A.

Title Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an : Islam and the founders / Denise A. Spellberg.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.46 SPE    DUE 08-17-20
Edition First Edition.
Description xv, 392 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-375) and index.
Contents Introduction : Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an : imagining the Muslim as citizen at the founding of the United States -- The European Christian origins of negative, incorrect, curious, but sometimes accurate American ideas about Islam and Muslims, 1529-1797 -- Positive European Christian precedents for the toleration of Muslims, and their presence in colonial America, 1554-1706 -- What Jefferson learned, and didn't, from his Qur'an : his negative views of Islam, and their political uses, contrasted with his support for Muslim civil rights, 1765-1786 -- Could a Muslim be president? : Muslim rights and the ratification of the Constitution, 1788 -- Jefferson "the infidel" wages war against an Islamic power; entertains the first Muslim ambassador in Washington; decides on where to place the Qur'an in his library; and affirms his support for Muslim rights, 1790-1823 -- Beyond toleration : John Leland, Baptist advocate for the rights of Muslims, 1776-1841 -- Afterword why can't a Muslim be president? : eighteenth-century ideals of the Muslim citizen and their significance in the twenty-first century.
Subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Political and social views.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Religion.
Muslims -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Islam and politics -- United States.
Freedom of religion -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Constitutional history -- United States.
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