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A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps by Chris West PDF

By Chris West

ISBN-10: 1250043697

ISBN-13: 9781250043696

Become aware of THE awesome tale OF the US via ITS attractive and numerous POSTAGE STAMPS during this EXUBERANT AND regularly captivating HISTORY.

In A heritage of the USA in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores America's personal wealthy philatelic heritage. From George Washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and Lindbergh's hovering biplane, American stamps are a bright window into our country's awesome and specific prior. With the constantly available and lively West as your advisor, become aware of the extraordinary breadth of America's brief heritage via a clean lens.

On their very own, stamps might be curiosities, even creative marvels; during this booklet, stamps develop into a window into the bigger sweep of historical past.

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I translate his concerns into a strong reminder that the Qur'an extends conditional permission for the practice of polygyny but does not sanction injustice—a perspective Imam Mohammed conveyed on numerous occasions. I am also reminded of the encouraging examples of living polygyny, even as this study indicates they are in the minority. Throughout my research I sought to unearth the life stories of African American Muslim women who live emboldened lives that call into question generalizations of Muslim women, African Americans, and African American Muslims.

Others voluntarily take the lead in securing potential wives for their husbands’ consideration. Women living polygyny of liberation do not insist on contracting marriages that are registered with civil authorities. For them, to be married is a blessing in itself, regardless of the amount of time or resources a husband is able (or chooses) to share with his wives. For the most part, they are not concerned about the conditional regulation of polygyny, though they realize that their position may not be shared with their husbands’ other wives.

Agency, Power, and Authority I deconstruct three significant themes, fully cognizant of the fluidity among them. With womanist action, I point to what African American Muslim women do and say to preserve their civil and religious rights as autonomous agents. Conversely, I raise questions about what they do not say and do not do. I show how the cultural experience and religious understandings of African American Muslim women frame their agency that is both structurally and situationally constrained.

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