Malcolm X, African American Revolutionary

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McFarland, Oct 27, 2008 - History - 229 pages
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This biography, though it covers his early life and adulthood, focusses most prominently on Malcolm X's final years, which were largely dominated by his departure from the Nation of Islam and his conflict with Elijah Muhammad. Throughout, the author addresses a number of lingering issues, including the role of fellow prisoner John Elton Bembry in Malcolm's prison conversion; whether Malcolm decided to leave the Nation of Islam before he was suspended by Elijah Muhammad; whether he was seeking martyrdom; and the extent of the role that government agencies played in Malcolm X's assassination in 1965.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Imprisonment and Redemption
21
Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X
29
Malcolm Xs Ministry
38
The Developing Rift
60
The Rift Deepens
70
Disobedience and Suspension
79
The Break
88
Back Overseas
125
Under the Wire
138
The Last Days
150
Arrests Convictions and Theories
169
Recapitulation and Reflection
184
Notes
191
Bibliography
213
Index
219

The Pilgrimage and African Travels
98
By Any Means Necessary
110

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About the author (2008)

Dennis D. Wainstock teaches American history at Fairmont State University (West Virginia) and Parkersburg Community College (West Virginia). He is also the author of books about the 1968 presidential campaign, the atomic bomb, and the Korean War. He lives in Salem, West Virginia.

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