What’s Past Is Past, and in This Case, Be Glad
The year is 1831, and Gustine is a 15-year-old prostitute in the English town of Sunderland. Gripped by a cholera epidemic, the city is under quarantine, and the air is rife with fear and rumor. Some doubt that the disease even exists, while the poor think that there is some dark plot by the upper classes to kill them off.
Demystifying American Muslims’ Faith and Culture
In the United States, Islam is still a minority religion, though a fast-growing one. Although population estimates are little more than guesses, the combination of African American converts, recent immigrants from Pakistan, Iran and Africa, and second- and third-generation Arabs have established Islam as a major part of the American religious scene.