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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 identification and goal. concentrating on America's come across with the Barbary states of North Africa from 1776 to 1815, Robert Allison strains the perceptions and mis-perceptions of Islam within the American brain because the new kingdom developed its ideology and method of government.

"A robust finishing that explains how the event with the Barbary states forced many american citizens to seem inward . . . with expanding doubts in regards to the establishment of slavery." —David W. Lesch, Middle East Journal

"Allison's incisive and informative account of the fledgling republic's stumble upon with the Muslim international is a revelation with a different pertinence to cutting-edge foreign scene." —Richard W. Bulliet, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"This ebook could be extensively learn. . . . Allison's examine presents a context for knowing more moderen advancements, reminiscent of 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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