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The Resource Prophet of rage : a life of Louis Farrakhan and his nation, Arthur J. Magida

Prophet of rage : a life of Louis Farrakhan and his nation, Arthur J. Magida

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Prophet of rage : a life of Louis Farrakhan and his nation
Title
Prophet of rage
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a life of Louis Farrakhan and his nation
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Arthur J. Magida
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In this first ever biography of Louis Farrakhan, Arthur J. Magida presents an independent, objective, and insightful portrait of the controversial leader who has emerged as America's dominant - and most problematic - figure on the African-American scene. Magida, a Jewish journalist whose coverage of Farrakhan won the approbation of Farrakhan himself as well as the head of the B'nai B'rith's Anti-Defamation League, has had unprecedented access to the leader of the Nation of Islam. In Prophet of Rage, Magida penetrates the empassioned rhetoric that surrounds this enigmatic figure to reveal his personal story, tracing Farrakhan's life from his birth as Eugene Walcott in the Bronx, to his disciplined childhood in Boston's Roxbury, to his training as a classical violinist in youth, and his career later as a calypso singer
  • We learn why Farrakhan turned against Malcolm X and later orchestrated the reestablishment of the Nation of Islam under the original creed of Elijah Muhammad. We see Farrakhan as an ally of the 1984 presidential candidate the Reverend Jesse Jackson, his unforgiving - and unforgivable - anti-Semitic remarks, and his day of triumph in October 1995 at the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. Everyone seems to have an opinion about - or a visceral reaction to - Louis Farrakhan, but very few actually know that much about him or his Nation of Islam. Magida analyzes Farrakhan's role as a spiritual leader of a complex, if not always consistent, religion, one that blends Afrocentrism and American pragmatism. Prophet of Rage situates Farrakhan in the context of black separatism in America, in the battles for command of the Nation of Islam, and in the struggle for leadership of the broader black community
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214966
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Magida, Arthur J
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305.8
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Farrakhan, Louis
  • African Americans
  • Black Muslims
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a life of Louis Farrakhan and his nation
Label
Prophet of rage : a life of Louis Farrakhan and his nation, Arthur J. Magida
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-258) and index
Control code
000012294716
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780465064373
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96002767
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Prophet of rage : a life of Louis Farrakhan and his nation, Arthur J. Magida
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-258) and index
Control code
000012294716
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780465064373
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96002767
Other physical details
ill.

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