‘Abdu'l-Bahá's Journey West The Course of Human Solidarity

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-04-04
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Born in 1844 in Persia (Iran), 'Abdu'l-Bahá is best known as the eldest son of Mírzá ?usayn-'Alí Núrí, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. This edited volume of specially commissioned essays marking the centenary of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's journey to the West documents the uniqueness of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's vision of human solidarity and peace in the context of twentieth century modernity and show the moral impact of his principled positions on the emergent Civil Rights movement in America.

Author Biography

Negar Mottahedeh is Associate Professor in the Program in Literature at Duke University, USA. She has published articles in Camera Obscura, Signs, Iranian Studies, Radical History Review, The Drama Review and in the Journal for Early Popular Visual Culture. Her first book, Representing the Unpresentable on the Bábí movement and its relation to Iran's formation as a nation was published in 2008 by Syracuse University Press. Her second monograph, Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema was also published in 2008 by Duke University Press.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Negar Mottahedeh
2. Laura Dreyfus-Barney and 'Abdul-Bahá's Visit to the West; Mona Khademi
3. An Analysis of 'Abdul-Bahá's Visit to North America in 1912; Robert H. Stockman
4. 'Abdul-Bahá's Critique of Nationalist Amnesia; Nader Saiedi
5. A Troubled Modernity: W.E.B Du Bois, 'The Black Church,' and the Problem of Causality; Guy Emerson Mount
6. 'Abdul-Bahá's 1912 Howard University Speech: A Civil War Myth for Interracial Emancipation; Christopher Buck
7. Orientals Meeting in the West: Foes Become Friends; Mina Yazdani

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