On the Side of My People: Religious Life of Malcolm X (Hardback)
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On the Side of My People: Religious Life of Malcolm X (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 01/10/1995
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In On the Side of My People, Louis A. DeCaro, Jr. offers the first religious biography to focus exclusively on Malcolm X. Malcolm X was certainly a political man; yet he was also a man of Allah, struglling with his salvation - as concerned with redemption as with revolution. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, including extensive interviews with Malcolm's oldest brother, FBI surveillance documents, the black press, and tape-recorded speeches and interviews, DeCaro examines the charismatic leader from the standpoint of his two conversion experiences - to the Nation while he was in jail and to traditional Islam climaxing in his pilgrimage to Mecca. On the Side of My People explores Malcolm's early religious training and the influence of his Garveyite parents, he relationship with Elijah Muhammad, his often overlooked journey to Africa in 1959, and his life as a traditional Muslim after the 1964 pilgrimage.

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9780814718643
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Effectively conveys Malcolm's evolving spirituality and why it was arguably as central to his life as his far better known activist concerns."
- - American Historical Review
"The only book exclusively devoted to Malcolm's religious life. . . . DeCaro's discussion of Malcolm's activities as a Black Muslim is interesting and thorough. . . . Adds important chapters on Malcolm as religious apologist, as Black Muslim apostate, as convert to orthodox Islam, and as religious revolutionist."
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- Journal of American History
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"The first significant account of Malcolm X's religious life. This readable book . . . should appeal to those who enjoyed Malcolm's autobiography. Highly recommended.")-("Choice"), ()


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"The only book exclusively devoted to Malcolm's religious life. . . . DeCaro's discussion of Malcolm's activities as a Black Muslim is interesting and thorough. . . . Adds important chapters on Malcolm as religious apologist, as Black Muslim apostate, as convert to orthodox Islam, and as religious revolutionist.")-("Journal of American History"), ()


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"Effectively conveys Malcolm's evolving spirituality and why it was arguably as central to his life as his far better known activist concerns.")-(" Historical Review"), ()


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"Will surely find its way onto every short list of indispensable sources for understanding the life and work of Malcolm X. . . . It will deepen both the popular and scholarly understanding of Malcolm X and his contribution to the unfinished work of human liberation."

)-("Booklist"), ()


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"A groundbreaking study. . . . This is the best, most thorough account we have of Malcolm X as a religious leader." )-("Publishers Weekly"), ()


"Effectively conveys Malcolm's evolving spirituality and why it was arguably as central to his life as his far better known activist concerns."-" Historical Review",


"Will surely find its way onto every short list of indispensable sources for understanding the life and work of Malcolm X. . . . It will deepen both the popular and scholarly understanding of Malcolm X and his contribution to the unfinished work of human liberation."

-"Booklist",


"A groundbreaking study. . . . This is the best, most thorough account we have of Malcolm X as a religious leader." -"Publishers Weekly",


"The only book exclusively devoted to Malcolm's religious life. . . . DeCaro's discussion of Malcolm's activities as a Black Muslim is interesting and thorough. . . . Adds important chapters on Malcolm as religious apologist, as Black Muslim apostate, as convert to orthodox Islam, and as religious revolutionist."-"Journal of American History",


"The first significant account of Malcolm X's religious life. This readable book . . . should appeal to those who enjoyed Malcolm's autobiography. Highly recommended."-"Choice",


"A refreshing, thoughtful, and timely work. Roman's incisive unbundling of 'the construct of citizenship' and the consequences of variegated membership is foundational work that will be widely cited."
-Michael A. Olivas, author of ""Colored Men" and "Hombres Aqui" " Hernandez v. Texas "and the Emergence of Mexican American Lawyering"


A timely interrogation of our citizenship tropes. Roman's passionately demonstrates that the promise of citizenship has consistently fallen short on both historical and contemporary landscapes. Far from a warrant of inclusion and equality, citizenship has more often been used as cover for caste and subordination. Roman's looks to bring citizenship's lofty aspirations to an authentic attainment."
-Peter J. Spiro, author of "Beyond Citizenship: American Identity after Globalization"


"A rich and impassioned exploration of the persistence of second-class citizenship in the United States. Roman vividly portrays the injustices concealed by our discourse of equal citizenship."
-Gerald Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, Harvard Law School


"At a time when members of Congress hector President Obama in a televised address on the issue of citizenship and health care, and when know-nothing restrictionists dominate talk radio and cable news, this is a refreshing, thoughtful, and timely work. Roman has broadened his traditional work on Puerto Rico and the American colonies to examine carefully the literal and symbolic meanings of U.S. citizenship. His incisive unbundling of 'the construct of citizenship' and the consequences of variegated membership is foundational work that will be widely cited, if not always by judges then surely by a wide array of immigration and other Constitutional scholars."
-Michael A. Olivas, author of ""Colored Men" and "Hombres Aqui" " Hernandez v. Texas "and the Emergence of Mexican American Lawyering"


"The only book exclusively devoted to Malcolm's religious life. . . . DeCaro's discussion of Malcolm's activities as a Black Muslim is interesting and thorough. . . . Adds important chapters on Malcolm as religious apologist, as Black Muslim apostate, as convert to orthodox Islam, and as religious revolutionist."-"Journal of American History"


"The first significant account of Malcolm X's religious life. This readable book . . . should appeal to those who enjoyed Malcolm's autobiography. Highly recommended."-"Choice"


"Will surely find its way onto every short list of indispensable sources for understanding the life and work of Malcolm X. . . . It will deepen both the popular and scholarly understanding of Malcolm X and his contribution to the unfinished work of human liberation."

-"Booklist"


"Effectively conveys Malcolm's evolving spirituality and why it was arguably as central to his life as his far better known activist concerns."-" Historical Review"


"A groundbreaking study. . . . This is the best, most thorough account we have of Malcolm X as a religious leader." -"Publishers Weekly"


"A groundbreaking study. . . . This is the best, most thorough account we have of Malcolm X as a religious leader."

-Publishers Weekly

"Will surely find its way onto every short list of indispensable sources for understanding the life and work of Malcolm X. . . . It will deepen both the popular and scholarly understanding of Malcolm X and his contribution to the unfinished work of human liberation."

-Booklist


"Effectively conveys Malcolm's evolving spirituality and why it was arguably as central to his life as his far better known activist concerns."

- Historical Review

"The only book exclusively devoted to Malcolm's religious life. . . . DeCaro's discussion of Malcolm's activities as a Black Muslim is interesting and thorough. . . . Adds important chapters on Malcolm as religious apologist, as Black Muslim apostate, as convert to orthodox Islam, and as religious revolutionist."

-Journal of American History

"The first significant account of Malcolm X's religious life. This readable book . . . should appeal to those who enjoyed Malcolm's autobiography. Highly recommended."

-Choice

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