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A Muslim in Victorian AmericaThe Life of Alexander Russell Webb$
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Umar F. Abd-Allah

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195187281

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195187288.001.0001

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 Passage to India

 Passage to India

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(p.123) 6 Passage to India
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A Muslim in Victorian America
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Umar F. Abd‐Allah

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195187288.003.0006

This chapter focuses on Webb's life following his resignation as US consul to Manila. It describes Webb's Oriental tour aimed at gaining support for his American Mission, which took him to Burma, and then India, his chief destination, where he spent almost half the journey. The excursion kept him in the public eye and introduced him to the practice of public lecturing, a craft that would be of great service to him in America. He also caught the attention of the Indian press as well as American reporters, whose stories created considerable notoriety for him in the United States.

Keywords:   Alexander Russell Webb, consul, Oriental tour, Muslim American, Indian press, public lecturing

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