Black against empire
Joshua Bloom

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Black against empire

the history and politics of the Black Panther Party

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This timely special edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, features a new preface by the authors that places the Party in a contemporary political landscape, especially as it relates to Black Lives Matter and other struggles to fight police brutality against black communities.

In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the United States, the Black Panther Party rejected the legitimacy of the U.S. government and positioned itself as part of a global struggle against American imperialism. In the face of intense repression, the Party flourished, becoming the center of a revolutionary movement with offices in sixty-eight U.S. cities and powerful allies around the world.

Black against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. The authors analyze key political questions, such as why so many young black people across the country risked their lives for the revolution, why the Party grew most rapidly during the height of repression, and why allies abandoned the Party at its peak of influence. Bold, engrossing, and richly detailed, this book cuts through the mythology and obfuscation, revealing the political dynamics that drove the explosive growth of this revolutionary movement and its disastrous unraveling. Informed by twelve years of meticulous archival research, as well as familiarity with most of the former Party leadership and many rank-and-file members, this book is the definitive history of one of the greatest challenges ever posed to American state power.

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Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
2016, University of California Press
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Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
Apr 30, 2016, Tantor Audio
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Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
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Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
2014, University of California Press
in English
Cover of: Black Against Empire
Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
2013, University of California Press
in English
Cover of: Black Against Empire
Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
2013, University of California Press
in English
Cover of: Black against empire
Black against empire: the history and politics of the Black Panther Party
2013, University of California Press
in English
Cover of: Black against empire
Black against empire: the history and politics of the Black Panther Party
2013, University of California Press
in English

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Berkeley

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
322.4/20973
Library of Congress
E185.615 .B5574 2013

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25347172M
ISBN 13
9780520271852
LC Control Number
2012021279

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