By N. Mottahedeh

This edited quantity of in particular commissioned essays written for the anniversary of `Abdu'l-Baha's trip to the United States tells the tale of this former prisoner's interactions with the white top echelon of yank society in addition to his impression at the lives and writings of vital early figures within the African-American civil rights circulate.

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The book was first called Table Talks and was initially kept for her future reference. Laura, however, requested `Abdu’l-Bahá’s permission to publish the talks in 1907, a request that he granted. 48 A few months after its publication, The Washington Herald gave an account of Laura’s endeavors in compiling it. ”53 She also collaborated later with Hippolyte Dreyfus in its translation into French. The book was published in 1908, the same year that `Abdu’l-Bahá was freed by the revolution of the Young Turks in the Ottoman Empire.

13. , 2002), 35. 14. , 35. 15. Kling, Alice Pike Barney, 102. 16. Youness Afroukhteh, Memories of Nine Years in ‘Akká, trans. Riaz Masrour (Oxford: George Ronald, 2005), 150. 17. Rodriguez, The Wild Heart, 141. 18. Kling, Alice Pike Barney, 90. 19. H. M. Balyuzi, `Abdu’l-Bahá: The Center of the Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh (Oxford: George Ronald, 1971), 73. 20. May Bolles, later Maxwell, was the mother of Mary Sutherland Maxwell (Rúhíyyih Khánum) who married Shoghi Effendi, `Abdu’l-Bahá’s eldest grandson who succeeded him as the head of the Bahá’í Faith.

3. See Hogenson, Lighting the Western Sky. 4. See Allan L. , Mahmúd’s Diary: The Diary of Mírzá Mahmúd-i-Zarqání Chronicling `Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey to America (Oxford: George Ronald, 1998); and Robert Stockman, `Abdu’l-Bahá in America (Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing, 2012). 5. Agnes Parsons, `Abdu’l-Bahá in America: Agnes Parsons’ Diary, ed. Richard Hollinger (Los Angeles, CA: Kalimát Press, 1996), xiv. 6. Lady Blomfield, Chosen Highway (Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1967), 156. 7. During his journeys, `Abdu’l-Bahá stayed at hotels or rented apartments in the majority of the cities that he visited.

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