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Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Karine Walther


Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as Americans increasingly came into contact with the Islamic world, U.S. diplomatic, cultural, political, and religious beliefs about Islam shaped their responses to world events. In Sacred Interests, Karine V. Walther excavates the deep history of American Islamophobia and Orientalism, showing how negative perceptions of Islam and Muslims shaped U.S. foreign relations from the Early Republic to the end of World War I. Beginning with the Greek War of Independence in 1821, Walther illuminates reactions to and involvement in the breakup of ... More

Keywords: U.S. Foreign Relations, Middle East, Missionaries, American Orientalism, Islamic world, Ottoman Empire, American Empire, Eastern Question, Armenian Genocide, Jewish Question

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469625393
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625393.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karine Walther, author