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Slavery: North America
(5,622 words)

Introduction: Fragments, faith, and feminism

In June 1780, Fatima, an African Muslim enslaved in the United States, ran away from her master, Edward Fenwicke of Charleston, South Carolina. The runaway notice reveals that she collaborated with “a negro fellow named Samb…

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Zeinab McHeimech, “Slavery: North America”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002047>
First published online: 2016



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