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Chicago World's Fair and First Parliament of Religions

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/10.1093/0195187288.003.0009
 Chicago World's Fair and First Parliament of Religions

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the Chicago World's Fair. It then describes the First World's Parliament of Religions, which was one of the most promising events of the Victorian era. Organizationally, it was a branch of the Chicago World's Fair and constituted one of its many secondary congresses. Webb's participation in the parliament marked his moment of maximum public exposure, while also offering him the opportunity to establish valuable contacts for future work.

Keywords: Chicago World's Fair; First World's Parliament of Religions; Alexander Russell Webb; Islam; Muslim American

Chapter.  15028 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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