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The Black Panther Party (BPP) seized the attention of America in the frenetic days of the late 1960s when a series of assassinations, discontent with the Vietnam War, and impatience with lingering racial discrimination roiled the United States, particularly its cities. The BPP inspired dread among the American body politic while receiving support from many urban black youths. The images of angry and armed young black radicals in the streets of U.S. cities seemed a stunning reversal and repudiation of the accommodationist and assimilationist black goals associated with Martin Luther King’s movement, as well as an unprecedented defiance of the civil power.
 
Although many have written about the BPP in memoirs and polemics, Survival Pending Revolution contributes to a new generation of objective, analytical BPP studies that are sorely needed. Alkebulan displays the entire movement’s history: its lofty and even idealistic goals and its in-your-face rhetoric, its strategies, tactics, and the internal divisions and ego clashes, drawing upon public records as well as the memories of both leaders and foot soldiers, to attempt a description that both understands the inner workings of the BPP and its role in the greater society.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. CONTENTS
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. p. xvii
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 1. The Heirs of Malcolm
  2. pp. 8-26
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  1. 2. Survival Pending Revolution
  2. pp. 27-45
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  1. 3. Regional Development of the Black Panther Party
  2. pp. 46-76
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  1. 4. Enemies of the People
  2. pp. 77-97
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  1. 5. Women and the Black Panther Party
  2. pp. 98-116
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  1. 6. Decline and Fall
  2. pp. 117-125
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 126-132
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 133-156
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  1. Bibliographic Essay
  2. pp. 157-165
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 167-170
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 171-176
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817380298
Related ISBN
9780817315498
MARC Record
OCLC
183207843
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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