The Resource Up against the wall : violence in the making and unmaking of the Black Panther Party, by Curtis J. Austin

Up against the wall : violence in the making and unmaking of the Black Panther Party, by Curtis J. Austin

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Up against the wall : violence in the making and unmaking of the Black Panther Party
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Up against the wall
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violence in the making and unmaking of the Black Panther Party
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by Curtis J. Austin
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Language
eng
Summary
This work chronicles how violence brought about the founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, dominated its policies, and brought about the party's destruction as one member after another, including Eldridge Cleaver, Fred Hampton, Alex Rackley, left the party, was killed, or was imprisoned. The author shows how the party's early emphasis in the 1960s on self-defense, though sorely needed in black communities at the time, left it open to mischaracterization, infiltration, and devastation by local, state, and federal police forces and government agencies. The author highlights the internal tension between advocates of a more radical position than the Panthers took, who insisted on military confrontation with the state and those, such as Newton and David Hilliard, who believed in making community organizing and alliance building their first priorities. A number of party members who had heretofore remained silent. were interviewed. With the help of these stories, the author is able to put the violent history of the party in perspective and show that the "survival" programs such as the Free Breakfast for Children program and Free Health Clinics helped the black communities they served to recognize their own bases of power and ability to save themselves
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
322.4/20973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.A88 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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Up against the wall : violence in the making and unmaking of the Black Panther Party, by Curtis J. Austin
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-438) and index
Contents
  • To the East--
  • and back
  • The rift
  • Ten Point Program: What We Want, What We Believe
  • Rules of the Black Panther Party
  • Partial Listing of BPP Chapters and Affiliates
  • Chronology of the Black Panther Party
  • Civil wrongs and the rise of Black power
  • The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
  • Speaking of violence
  • Publicizing the party
  • Growth and transformation
  • Unjustifiable homicides
  • Southern discomfort
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ocm71004142
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24 cm.
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Extent
xxix, 456 p.
Isbn
9781557288752
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006026040
Other physical details
ill.
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(OCoLC)71004142

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