The Black Muslims in America /
by C. Eric Lincoln ; foreword by Gordon W. Allport.
3rd printing
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 1961.
xi, [1], 276 p.
0802807038 (pbk.)
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Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 1961.
0802807038 (pbk.)
general note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D., Boston University).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
C. Eric Lincoln is professor of religion and culure at Duke University Durhmn, North Carolina.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1994-02-01:
Though the original was published in 1961, this third edition updates a second 1973 release by adding a new postscript by Lincoln and a new foreword by Professor Aminah B. McCloud. Together they bring the Black Muslim movement into its current perspective. Described as ``very well written'' by LJ 's reviewer ( LJ 4/15/61) and ``Unsurpassed as a sociological study'' by the New York Times , this is a solid title for all libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Unpaid Annotation
This new edition of Lincoln's classic study details the formation and development of the Black Muslim movement through its wide-ranging expressions in America today, focusing especially on Louis Farrakhan's movement as the true successor to the original Nation of Islam founded by Elijah Muhammad.
Main Description
The updated edition about the important but little understood black Muslim movement.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. xi
Foreword to the Third Editionp. xiv
Prefacep. xvi
Preface to the Third Editionp. xx
The Verdict Is "Guilty" - The Sentence Is "Death"p. 1
The End of the Second-Class Ridep. 5
The Stranger in Detroitp. 11
Economic and Political Powerp. 18
The Believers ...p. 20
... and Why They Become Believersp. 26
The Dynamics of Black Nationalismp. 32
Bitter Soil and Bitter Fruitsp. 33
Group Consciousnessp. 33
Avoidancep. 34
Acceptancep. 36
Aggressionp. 37
Black Nationalism, U.S.A.p. 39
Stereotype and Identityp. 39
Black Nationalismp. 41
Black Nationalism and Social Classp. 44
Black Nationalism: The Minor Leaguesp. 47
Religious Nationalism: The Moorish Science Templesp. 48
Political Nationalism: The Garvey Movementp. 52
Preparing the Way for Allahp. 61
The Faith and the Futurep. 63
Doctrines and Mythologyp. 64
The Plight of the So-Called Negroesp. 64
The Coming of Allahp. 68
The Original Manp. 71
The White Race and Christianityp. 72
Muslim Moralityp. 76
The Goals of the Movementp. 79
The United Front of Black Menp. 79
Racial Separationp. 83
Economic Separationp. 85
Some Good Earthp. 90
Reaching for the Massesp. 94
The Nature of a Mass Movementp. 95
The Importance of Mass Membershipp. 95
The True Believerp. 96
Leadership in the Mass Movementp. 97
The Instruments of Unificationp. 99
The Black Muslims as a Mass Movementp. 102
Reaching for the Massesp. 102
Lures for the True Believerp. 104
Recruitmentp. 106
Visit to a Mosquep. 110
Schools and the Centerp. 119
Intibah, Hah!p. 122
Mr. Muhammad Speaksp. 124
Tensions with the Outside Worldp. 130
The Black Communityp. 131
Individual Black Leadershipp. 131
The Black Pressp. 136
Institutional Black Leadershipp. 140
The Black Churchesp. 151
The Black Rank and Filep. 154
The Jewish Communityp. 159
Orthodox Islam in Americap. 166
White Americap. 169
Tensions inside the Movementp. 177
The Concentration of Powerp. 179
The Long Road from Sandersvillep. 179
Malcolm X: First Plenipotentiaryp. 187
Near the Centerp. 193
Trouble on the Horizonp. 196
The Fruit of Islamp. 199
The Search for Respectabilityp. 204
Violence and the Christian Traditionp. 204
The Race Issuep. 207
This Side of Orthodoxyp. 210
A Legitimate Religion?p. 214
A Moslem Sect?p. 220
The Political Implicationsp. 224
The Spectrum of Black Protestp. 228
The Persistent Problemp. 228
The Erosion of Faith, the Desiccation of Hopep. 229
Group Identification: The Corporate Responsep. 230
Separatist Organizationsp. 235
The Black Churchp. 235
Black Fraternal Organizationsp. 238
Snccp. 240
The Black Partyp. 241
Integrative Organizationsp. 242
The Naacpp. 243
The Urban Leaguep. 245
Antisegregation Organizationsp. 247
The Black Muslim Movementp. 248
The Deeper Causep. 251
Postscript: Change and Continuity, Reformation and Reconstructionp. 254
Islam Comes to Americap. 254
The Black Muslimsp. 256
Malcolm Xp. 258
The Wallace Reformationp. 263
The Reconstruction of the Nationp. 266
Enter Farrakhanp. 267
Epiloguep. 273
Selected Bibliographyp. 277
Indexp. 285
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