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By Robert Allison

From the start of the colonial interval to the hot conflicts within the center East, encounters with the Muslim global have helped american citizens outline nationwide id and function. concentrating on America's stumble upon with the Barbary states of North Africa from 1776 to 1815, Robert Allison lines the perceptions and mis-perceptions of Islam within the American brain because the new kingdom built its ideology and method of government.

"A robust finishing that explains how the adventure with the Barbary states forced many americans to seem inward . . . with expanding doubts concerning the establishment of slavery." —David W. Lesch, Middle East Journal

"Allison's incisive and informative account of the fledgling republic's come across with the Muslim global is a revelation with a different pertinence to modern day overseas scene." —Richard W. Bulliet, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"This ebook will be greatly learn. . . . Allison's examine presents a context for knowing newer advancements, equivalent to America's tendency to demonize figures like Iran's Khumaini, Libya's Qaddafi, and Iraq's Saddam." —Richard M. Eaton, Eighteenth Century Studies

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