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An original man : the life and times of Elijah Muhammad, Claude Andrew Clegg III

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An original man : the life and times of Elijah Muhammad
Title
An original man
Title remainder
the life and times of Elijah Muhammad
Statement of responsibility
Claude Andrew Clegg III
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975), born Elijah Poole, dreamed of living a better life than his slave ancestors. However, by the time he arrived in Detroit in 1923, the bitter hatred and lynchings of the South had become a part of his consciousness, and the urban poverty and rank discrimination he encountered in the North further ignited his ire and indignation. In An Original Man, historian Claude Clegg reveals the motivations of this charismatic preacher whose life has been ignored for decades by scholars and biographers. With access to previously classified F.B.I. documents and the opportunity to interview two of Elijah Muhammad's surviving sons and members of the Poole clan in Georgia, Clegg demonstrates that Elijah Muhammad was indeed one of the most influential African-Americans of this century. In this illuminating biography, Clegg not only recounts Elijah Muhammad's early years in Detroit as one of the original members of the Nation of Islam, but also tells of Muhammad's decision to bring the movement first to Chicago and then to the East Coast, his decision to resist the draft during World War II (for which he spent time in prison), the growth of the movement after the war, and the historical schism that erupted between Muhammad and Malcolm X, a break that ultimately defined two major directions of black political consciousness. Particularly valuable is Clegg's outstanding and original examination of the philosophical roots of the Nation of Islam, which are heavily influenced by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Noble Drew Ali, the Jehovah's Witnesses, and the Freemasons
Awards note
Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 1998.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clegg, Claude Andrew
Dewey number
  • 297/.87/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP223.Z8
LC item number
E42 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elijah Muhammad
  • Elijah Muhammad
  • Elijah Muhammad
  • Black Muslims
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Black Muslims
  • Biographie
Label
An original man : the life and times of Elijah Muhammad, Claude Andrew Clegg III
Link
http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/79045-1/Claude+Andrew+Clegg+III.aspx
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Genesis -- 26,000 years -- An original man, lost and found -- The Knowledge of self and others -- Part II: the wilderness -- Public enemy -- Messenger of Allah -- Part III: the keys to the kingdom -- Trials and tribulations -- Rumors of war -- A Nation of shopkeepers -- Part IV: Judgement -- In the last days
Control code
ocm35620411
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 377 pages
Isbn
9780312151843
Lccn
96044692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35620411
  • (OCoLC)35620411
Label
An original man : the life and times of Elijah Muhammad, Claude Andrew Clegg III
Link
http://www.booknotes.org/Watch/79045-1/Claude+Andrew+Clegg+III.aspx
Publication
Note
Based on the author's doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Genesis -- 26,000 years -- An original man, lost and found -- The Knowledge of self and others -- Part II: the wilderness -- Public enemy -- Messenger of Allah -- Part III: the keys to the kingdom -- Trials and tribulations -- Rumors of war -- A Nation of shopkeepers -- Part IV: Judgement -- In the last days
Control code
ocm35620411
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 377 pages
Isbn
9780312151843
Lccn
96044692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35620411
  • (OCoLC)35620411

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