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Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection

Sherman A. Jackson


This book offers a trenchant examination of the career of Islam among the blacks of America. No one has offered a convincing explanation of why Islam spread among Blackamericans (a coinage he explains and defends) but not among white Americans or Hispanics. The assumption has been that there is an African connection. In fact, the book shows, none of the distinctive features of African Islam appear in the proto-Islamic, black nationalist movements of the early 20th century. Rather, Islam owes its momentum to the distinctively American phenomenon of “Black Religion,” a God-centered holy protest ... More

Keywords: Islam, America, Blackamericans, Black Religion, Muslims, Black Christians, Western Christianity, white supremacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195180817
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180817.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sherman A. Jackson, author
University of Michigan