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DeCaro, Louis A. 1957-

Works: 8 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 5,724 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BP223.Z8, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Louis A DeCaro
Malcolm and the cross the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X, and Christianity by Louis A DeCaro( )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lou DeCaro's Malcolm and the Cross thoroughly explores Malcolm's relationship to the Nation of Islam and Christianity. Examining the religious roots of the Nation of Islam in relation to Christianity, DeCaro traces Malcolm's development and contributions as an activist, journalist, orator, and revolutionist against the backdrop of his familial religious heritage. In the process, DeCaro achieves nothing less than a radical rethinking of the way we understand Malcolm X, arguing for the necessity of seeing him as a religious revolutionist whose analysis of Christianity is indispensable - particularly in an era when cultic Islam, Christianity, and traditional Islam continue to represent key factors in any discussion about racism in the United States
On the side of my people : a religious life of Malcolm X by Louis A DeCaro( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
"Fire from the midst of you" : a religious life of John Brown by Louis A DeCaro( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Signs of hope in the city : ministries of community renewal ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Israel today : fulfillment of prophecy? by Louis A DeCaro( Book )
3 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Brown : the cost of freedom by Louis A DeCaro( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam : two moments in his religious sojourn by Louis A DeCaro( )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The purpose of this study is to discern the religious aspects of the life of Malcolm X, and to demonstrate how religious motivations were intrinsic to, and inseparable from, his work within the Nation of Islam, as well as an independent leader. A religious biography, this study is structured around two "moments" in Malcolm's story--the first being his conversion to the Nation of Islam, and the second his conversion to Sunni Islam. An initial chapter provides an overview of the important black religio-nationalist precursor movements in the United States, as well as background to the Nation of Islam up until the time of Malcolm's entry in the early 1950s. The author attempts to critically assess The Autobiography of Malcolm X as a religiously inspired and purposed work, initially designed to enhance the claims of the Nation of Islam. However, after his second conversion, Malcolm's autobiography was also converted, becoming a testimony of his faith in Islam, and his religiously-oriented struggle for justice on behalf of black people. Besides the available literature, this study draws on the author's personal interviews, and other published and unpublished interviews and recordings. Documents from the FBI, the U.S. State Department, and the New York City Police Department are also employed, as are a variety of other valuable primary and secondary sources, including the African American press
John Brown : the man who lived : essays in honor of the Harper's Ferry raid sesquicentennial, 1859-2009 by Louis A DeCaro( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.08 for On the sid ... to 0.96 for Malcolm X ...)
Alternative Names
Caro, Louis A. de 1957-
De Caro, Louis A. 1957-
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