Black against Empire
The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
Bloom, Joshua; Martin, Waldo
Publisher: University of California Press, USA
Year Published: 2013
Pages: 560pp Price: $34.95 ISBN: 9780520271852
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX17004
Black against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party.
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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