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In Search of the Black Panther Party: New Perspectives on a Revolutionary Movement
Controversy swirled around the Black Panthers from the moment the revolutionary black nationalist Party was founded in Oakland, California, in 1966. Since that time, the group that J. Edgar Hoover called “the single greatest threat to the nation’s internal security” has been celebrated and denigrated, deified and vilified. Rarely, though, has it received the sort of nuance...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Duke University Press Books
(first published September 2006)
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This book is an outstanding critique of the Black Panther Party and the effects of their movement on the American landscape during the 60s and 70s. While most assesments of the Panthers dismissed them as ineffecutal Marxist idealist or thuggish revolutionary wannabes, they had an undeniable impact on the New Right and the intellectual elite of the time. This book gives a clear and solid analysis of the Black Panther Party and a balanced historical perspective of the birth, rise and demise of th ...more