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The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World, 1776-1815

 
 
 
 
The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World, 1776-1815
Author: Robert Allison
ISBN 13: 9780226014906
ISBN 10: 226014908
Edition: New edition
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2000-07-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 284
List Price: $29.00
 
 

From the beginning of the colonial period to the recent conflicts in the Middle East, encounters with the Muslim world have helped Americans define national identity and purpose. Focusing on America's encounter with the Barbary states of North Africa from 1776 to 1815, Robert Allison traces the perceptions and mis-perceptions of Islam in the American mind as the new nation constructed its ideology and system of government.