Monday, August 28, 2006

Trying the book meme again...

"Despite the repression of 1835, therefore, Islam in Brazil endured, though lowering its profile. Even in 1869, when the dymanics of importation began to undermine the health of Islam in Brazil, Muslims fought to retain their precipitous plunge in the number of captives from the Bight of Benin arriving in Brazil, falling from 43 percent of 3270 who disembarked between 1851 and 1855, to zero percent of the total of 9525 from 1856 to 1875."

Book: Black crescent : the experience and legacy of African Musilms in the Americas / Michael A. Gomez.

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