Koranic School Book
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A History Detectives viewer in Mulvane, Kansas, owns a 200-year-old schoolbook with a startling secret.
The book belonged to a young woman from Kentucky in 1800. In frontier Kentucky, pioneers are settling what was then the northwestern edge of the United States. Most of these settlers are white, European and Protestant. Or are they?
In a fascinating twist, the book contains two translated passages of the Koran.
What are they doing there? And how could a young woman in frontier Kentucky have come into contact with Islam?
Taking on this tough challenge, the detectives reach some startling conclusions about U.S. contact with the Muslim world and the story of Islam in America.
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