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  • Alryyes, Ala. "Introduction: 'Arabic Work,' Islam and American Literature." In A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said, edited by Ala Alryyes, 3-46. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.
    • -- Austin, Allan D, "Contemporary Contexts for Omar's Life and Life," In A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said, edited by Ala Alryyes, 133-151. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.
    • -- Diouf, Sylvaiane A., "God Does Not Allow Kings to enslave Their People: Islamic Reformist and the Transatlantic Slave Trade," In A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said, edited by Ala Alryyes, 162-181. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.
    • -- Gomez, Michael A, "Muslims in Early America," in A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said, edited by Ala Alryyes, 95-132. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.
    • -- Said, Omar ibn. A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said. Translated from the Arabic, edited, and with an introduction by Ala Alryyes. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.
  • "Ambrotype of Omar ibn Said." From University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: DeRosset Papers, P-214, Southern Historical Collection. https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/00214/#image_1#1 External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • Austin, Allan D., ed. African Muslims in Antebellum America: A Sourcebook. New York: Garland Pub., 1984.
  • "Autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, Slave in North Carolina, 1831." The American Historical Review 30, no. 4 (1925): 787-95. JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1835670 External (accessed December 13, 2018).
  • Bayoumi, Moustafa. "Moving Beliefs: Migrations and Multiplicities in Black Atlantic Islam." Brooklyn College, CUNY, 2001.
  • "Bible of Omar ibn Sayyid," From Davidson College: Archives & Special Collections. http://libraries.davidson.edu/archives/digital-collections/omars-bible External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • Callcott, George. H. "Omar ibn Seid's Unique Autobiography." The State Magazine 19 April 1953.
  • Diouf, Sylviane A. Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas. 15th anniversary edition. New York: New York University Press, [2013].
  • Dwight, Theodore, "Condition and Character of Negroes in Africa," Methodist Review (1864), https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sd8i6pzukFRueglFTTyeZptIhS6PhOf8/view External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • "The Gospels: Written in the Negro Patois of English, with Arabic Characters, by a Mandingo Slave in Georgia," The African Repository (1850-1892), 36, 9 (Sep 1860): 268, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nKzZ2_3tf-GFYdVuoVnj9Ozp4QB8LOfj/view External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • Graham, Mary Owen. "Autobiography of Omar ibn Said, Slave in North Carolina 1831." American Historical Review 30, no. 4: 787-95
  • Gurley, R.R., "Secretary's Report," African Repository and Colonial Journal (1825-1849), 13, 7 (Jul 1837): 201, https://drive.google.com/file/d/14UBPR03pj2tmQi72AJkNUV7wJ_3w6pIo/view; or https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.hwrcgx;view=1up;seq=228 External (accessed December 3, 2018)
  • Hagy, James. W. "Muslim Slaves, Abducted Jews, Misnamed Turks, & an Asiatic Greek lady: Some Examples of Non European Religious & Ethnic Diversity in South Carolina Prior to 1861." Catalogue Spring 1993: 12-27.
  • "Half length formal portrait of "Uncle Moreau" [Omar ibn Said]: elderly man seated wearing headwrap, suit; left elbow rests on newel, cane in right hand." From Yale University Library, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Beinecke Digital Collections. https://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3519611?image_id=1009308 External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • Hiott, Susan G, and Akel I. Kahera. My Name Is Omar: A Life in the Struggle for Liberation: Exhibit in Special Collections Library, October 17, 2014 to April 30, 2015. [Clemson, South Carolina]: Clemson University [2015].
  • Horn, Patrick E., "Coercions, Conversions, Subversions: The Nineteenth-Century Slave Narratives of Omar ibn Said, Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua, and Nicholas Said." a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 27, no. 1 (2012): 45-66.
  • Ivins, Tammy. “Omar ibn Sayyid” Davidson Encyclopedia June 2007, http://libraries.davidson.edu/archives/encyclopedia/omar-ibn-sayyid/ External
  • "Meroh, a Native African," New York Observer and Chronicle (1833-1912), 41, 2 (Jan. 8, 1863): 0_1, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HqYqmUAODK6XLgJ_s8AkpDgpojE0VJHT/view External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • "Omar ibn Said, b. 1770? and J. Franklin Jameson (Joh  Franklin), 1859-1937, edited by Autobiography of Omar ibn Said, Slave in North Carolina, 183. Ed. John Franklin Jameson. From The American Historical Review, 30, NO. 4 (July 195), 787-795." From Documenting the American South: The North Carolina Experience. https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/omarsaid/menu.html External (accessed December 3, 2018). 
  • Osman, Ghada, and Camille F. Forbes. "Representing the West in the Arabic Language: The Slave Narrative of Omar Ibn Said." Journal of Islamic Studies 15, no. 3 (September 2004): 331–4.
  • Parramore, Thomas C. "Muslim Slave Aristocrats in North Carolina." The North Carolina Historical Review, April 2000: 127-50.
  • Parramore, Thomas C. "Said, Omar Ibn." In Dictionary of North Carolina Biography. Edited by William S. Powell. Vol. 5. Chapel Hill: U of NC P, 1994, 278.
  • "Prince Moro," African Repository and Colonial Journal (1825-1849), 1, 5 (Jul 1825): 152, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p0g5xug7nlUgWHEDYt1wHuE1BvjOB3iY/view External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • Said, Omar ibn, 1770?-1863 or 1864. Autobiography of Omar ibn Said, slave in North Carolina, 1831. Arabic. The life of Omar ben Saeed, called Morro, a Fullah Slave in Fayetteville, N.C. Owned by Governor Owen. Written by himself in 1831 & sent to Old Paul, or Lahmen Kebby in New York, in 1836. Presented to Theodore Dwight by Paul in 1836. Translated by Hon. Cotheal, Esq., 1848. [1831?], leaves (varying number of lines), paper : bound ; 19.4 x 16 cm; E445.N8 O43, no. 42.
  • Said, Omar ibn. The Life of Omar ben Saeed, a Foulah Slave.  Written by himself.  [New York?]: Alexander Cotheal, [1848?].
  • Said, Omar ibn. "Letter: Oman ibn Said to John Owen," ca. 1819. From Yale University Library, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Beinecke Digital Collections. https://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/4424354 External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • Said, Omar ibn, 1770?-1863 or 1864. Translation of the Life of Omar ibn Said. [Connecticut?]:  Isaac Bird, [between 1860 and 1864?], 12.
  • Said, Omar, and J F. Jameson. Autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, Slave in North Carolina, 1831. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002.
  • Said, Omar ibn, b. 1770?. Surāt Al-Nasr, 1857. From the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Documenting the American South, https://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/omarsaid/support3.html External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • Taylor, John Louis, 1769-1829, "Letter: John Lewis Taylor to Francis Scott Key," 1819 October 10. From Yale University Library, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Beinecke Digital Collections. https://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/4424355 External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • "Umar ibn Sayyid's Letter to John Taylor (1853)" in Spartanburg County Historical Association Manuscript. From Northern Illinois University: Arabic Slave Writings and the American Canon, https://www.niu.edu/arabicslavewritings/spartanburg_ms/index.shtml External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • "'Uncle Moreau.'" North Carolina University Magazine (Raleigh, NC) 3, no. 7 (September 1854): 307–9, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sft5CPyUUnUPrePTJgQlZQGv6pr-lkYF/view External (accessed December 3, 2018).
  • "Uncle Moreau" obituary, North Carolina Standard, August 19, 1863. From Library of Congress: Chronicling America. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045706/1863-08-19/ed-1/seq-2/ (accessed December 3, 2018). Transcript
  • Unknown author. 17 March 1929. Article on the old churches of the Faytteville community transcribed onto Library of Davidson College letterhead. Omar ibn Sayyid Davidsoniana file. Davidson College Archives, Davidson, NC.

See also Davidson College Archives & Special Collections, 2015, http://libraries.davidson.edu/archives/encyclopedia/omar-ibn-sayyid/ External.

Compiled by:

  • Dr. Mary-Jane Deeb
    Chief, African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Marieta Harper
    Area Specialist of the African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Dr. Anchi Hoh
    Program Specialist and Project Manager of the Omar ibn Said Digital Collection, African and Middle Eastern Division
  • Dr. Adam Rothman
    Professor in the History Department, Georgetown University, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar of John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress

December 3, 2018
Washington, DC

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