The Transatlantic Muslim Diaspora to Latin America in the Nineteenth Century

Enjoy exciting talks on works in progress on the slave trade, slavery and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.

January 26, 2017 – 12pm

Philip Misevich, PhD. Assistant Professor of History at St. John’s University, Lapidus Center Fellow presents:

The Transatlantic Muslim Diaspora to Latin America in the Nineteenth Century  

African Muslims were present in almost every region of the Americas during the nineteenth-century. The names of Africans rescued from slave ships provide us with valuable clues to their migration patterns across the Atlantic. These data suggest that, at the time while most West Africans came from the Bights of Benin and Biafra, the majority of the Muslims left from Upper Guinea.