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Arabic Slave Writings and the American Canon
Jeffrey Einboden, Northern Illinois University
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=FW-50359-11
Arabic Slave Writings and the American Canon (Web Resources)
Title: Arabic Slave Writings and the American Canon
Author: Jeffrey Einboden
Abstract: "Arabic Slave Writings and the American Canon" is a website dedicated to the study and teaching of a pivotal, yet largely unrecognized, element of U.S. literary history: personal writings by African slaves of Muslim descent, composed during their captivity in America, and authored in Arabic.
Promoting the integration of this rich and complex heritage into undergraduate curricula, the website serves as companion to Northern Illinois University’s own ENGL 331 (American Literature 1830-1860), but also seeks to share its primary texts, translations, and resources more broadly, offering fellow instructors and institutions the materials essential for teaching Arabic slave writings.
Primary URL: http://www.niu.edu/arabicslavewritings/