9781556525582-1556525583-The First Rasta: Leonard Howell and the Rise of Rastafarianism

The First Rasta: Leonard Howell and the Rise of Rastafarianism

ISBN-13: 9781556525582
ISBN-10: 1556525583
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lee, Hélène
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781556525582
ISBN-10: 1556525583
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lee, Hélène
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lee, Hélène wrote The First Rasta: Leonard Howell and the Rise of Rastafarianism comprising 320 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1556525583 and 9781556525582. Since then The First Rasta: Leonard Howell and the Rise of Rastafarianism textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Going far beyond the standard imagery of Rasta—ganja, reggae, and dreadlocks—this cultural history offers an uncensored vision of a movement with complex roots and the exceptional journey of a man who taught an enslaved people how to be proud and impose their culture on the world. In the 1920s Leonard Percival Howell and the First Rastas had a revelation concerning the divinity of Haile Selassie, king of Ethiopia, that established the vision for the most popular mystical movement of the 20th century, Rastafarianism. Although jailed, ridiculed, and treated as insane, Howell, also known as the Gong, established a Rasta community of 4,500 members, the first agro-industrial enterprise devoted to producing marijuana. In the late 1950s the community was dispersed, disseminating Rasta teachings throughout the ghettos of the island. A young singer named Bob Marley adopted Howell's message, and through Marley's visions, reggae made its explosion in the music world.

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