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The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland

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In The Revolution Has Come Robyn C. Spencer traces the Black Panther Party's organizational evolution in Oakland, California, where hundreds of young people came to political awareness and journeyed to adulthood as members. Challenging the belief that the Panthers were a projection of the leadership, Spencer draws on interviews with rank-and-file members, FBI files, and ar ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 2nd 2016 by Duke University Press Books
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Broadsnark
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Anyone who tries to do any kind of radical organizing should read this book. The history of the Black Panthers in Oakland is fascinating in and of itself. But the real value in this book is that it is a detailed study of what happens when things go very right and also very wrong in a radical organization. It really gets at the conflict between community organizing and vanguardism. It shows how misogyny and hierarchy can eat organizations up from the inside. The institutions and people power they ...more
Robert Bottome
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
In this eye-opening and dramatic account, Professor Spencer brings to vivid life the personalities and the operating context of the Black Panther Party in Oakland. Through skillful use of interviews with party members and leaders, contemporary sources and FBI Conintelpro files she shows how the party began as a movement for self defense and dignity in response to police brutality and discrimination but rapidly grew into an international, anti-imperialist and black nationalist insurrection. Throu ...more
Jessica
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An informative read that moves beyond iconic Black Panther Party Figures to highlight the perspectives as well as the work of rank and file members. Spencer's study offers an understanding of the organization beginning with an analysis of the conditions and early organizing efforts in Oakland to the party's end in the 1980s. ...more
EddieG
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know much about the Black Panther Party, and this book does a great job of walking you through the party's different stages. It focuses only on the party in Oakland tho ...more
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Robyn C. Spencer is a historian whose research centers on social protest after World War II, urban and working-class radicalism, and gender. She teaches survey and seminar courses on African American Heritage, Civil rights and Black Power and Black women’s history in the US as an Associate Professor of History at Lehman College, City University of New York.

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