Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party

Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party

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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 U.S., 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… (more)

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The most important contribution of "Black Against Empire" is simply to treat the Black Panthers as the serious political and cultural force they were.

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Publisher: University of California Press (November 29, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 556 pages

File size: 5.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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