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 Diplomatic Post in the Orient

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195187281
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784875 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195187288.003.0005
  Diplomatic Post in the Orient

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This chapter focuses on Webb's experiences as a US consul to the Philippines. On September 29, 1887, Webb was appointed US consul to Manila — then under Spanish colonial control — by President Grover Cleveland (1885-1889), the first Democratic president since Reconstruction. Webb retained the position under the succeeding Republican administration of President Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893).

Keywords: Alexander Russell Webb; consul; Philippines; Grover Cleveland; Islam; Muslim American; Benjamin Harrison

Chapter.  8426 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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