Muslims in America: Race, Politics, and Community Building
In a flowing and engaging style, Mbaye Lo provides us with a fascinating historical account of the growth of Islam in America. He reveals the different factors and figures that interacted to shape the evolution and growth of the American Muslim communities in the wider contexts of race, civil rights, identity and politics. Mabye takes the mosque as his paradigm to analyze and synthesize the growth of Muslim communities in Cleveland; how their mosques developed over time, the challenges they faced, in moving to mainstream Islam and developing a multi-ethnic community. An added feature of the book is a survey to answer questions about what motivated converts to Islam, who introduced them to Islam and how Muslims are distributed across different ethnic groups and mosques.