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Jacob S Dorman
|Description:||xii, 307 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||"This is our Red Sea": exodusters, prophet William Saunders Crowdy, and the beginnings of black Israelism --
"Equivalent to Israelism": inheritance, freemasonry, and the ancient Israelites --
"We are Israelites but not Jews": orientalism and Israelism in the holiness-Pentecostal movement --
"Our only hope, our only salvation as a race": Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford, Ethiopianism, and African American settlers in Ethiopia --
"I saw you disappear with my own eyes": hidden transcripts of Rabbi Wentworth A. Matthew's black Israelite bricolage.
|Responsibility:||Jacob S. DorMan.|
Jacob S. Dorman offers new insights into the rise of Black Israelite religions in America, faiths ranging from Judaism to Islam to Rastafarianism all of which believe that the ancient Hebrew Israelites were Black and that contemporary African Americans are their descendants. --from publisher description
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