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The Resource Sacred interests : the United States and the Islamic world, 1821-1921, Karine V. Walther, (electronic resource)

Sacred interests : the United States and the Islamic world, 1821-1921, Karine V. Walther, (electronic resource)

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Sacred interests : the United States and the Islamic world, 1821-1921
Title
Sacred interests
Title remainder
the United States and the Islamic world, 1821-1921
Statement of responsibility
Karine V. Walther
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Sacred Interests, Karine V. Walther excavates the deep history of Americans' Islamophobic fixation on how Muslims should be governed, controlled, converted, and colonized, showing how these ideas shaped American foreign relations from the early republic to the end of the Armenian Genocide in 1921. Beginning with the Barbary Wars, Walther illuminates reactions to and involvement in the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, the efforts to protect Christians and Jews from Muslim authorities in Northern Africa, colonization of the Philippines, and the Armenian Genocide. Even in instances where the U.S. government was not formally involved, American missionaries and activists played crucial roles in these events, drawing conclusions and lessons that they would pass on and apply to subsequent interventions. Americans' interest in Islam abroad became critical to a larger American narrative: diplomatic, cultural, political, and religious beliefs about Islam and Muslims hardened and became self-fulfilling as Americans continued to encounter Muslims throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries" --
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Walther, Karine V
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Eastern question
  • United States
  • Islamic countries
Label
Sacred interests : the United States and the Islamic world, 1821-1921, Karine V. Walther, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-434) and index
Contents
part 1. The United States and the Eastern question : Greece, Crete, and Bulgaria. "Crescent against the cross" : American efforts on behalf of Greeks ; The United States and Bulgarian independence -- part 2. Jewish-American activism in the Islamic world. Jewish-American activism in the Ottoman Empire and Morocco, 1840-1878 ; Empire and civilization in Morocco, 1878-1906 -- part 3. The Philippines and the "Moro problem". "Our Mohammedan wards" in the Philippines, 1898-1905 ; American colonial governance over Filipino Muslims, 1903-1914 -- part 4. Resolving the Eastern question. The United States and the Armenian massacres, 1894-1896 ; "People not yet able to stand by themselves" : the United States, Armenia, and the mandate system in the Middle East
Control code
ssj0001556093
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 457 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781469625393
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015003752
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001556093
Label
Sacred interests : the United States and the Islamic world, 1821-1921, Karine V. Walther, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-434) and index
Contents
part 1. The United States and the Eastern question : Greece, Crete, and Bulgaria. "Crescent against the cross" : American efforts on behalf of Greeks ; The United States and Bulgarian independence -- part 2. Jewish-American activism in the Islamic world. Jewish-American activism in the Ottoman Empire and Morocco, 1840-1878 ; Empire and civilization in Morocco, 1878-1906 -- part 3. The Philippines and the "Moro problem". "Our Mohammedan wards" in the Philippines, 1898-1905 ; American colonial governance over Filipino Muslims, 1903-1914 -- part 4. Resolving the Eastern question. The United States and the Armenian massacres, 1894-1896 ; "People not yet able to stand by themselves" : the United States, Armenia, and the mandate system in the Middle East
Control code
ssj0001556093
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 457 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781469625393
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015003752
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001556093

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