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Living for the city : migration, education, and the rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California

Author: Donna Jean Murch
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this ... history, Donna Murch argues that the Black Panther Party (BPP) started with a study group. Drawing on oral history and untapped archival sources, she explains how Oakland, a relatively small city with a recent history of African American settlement, produced such compelling and influential forms of Black Power politics. During an era of expansion and political struggle in California's system of public  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Jean Murch
ISBN: 9780807871133 0807871133 9780807833766 0807833762
OCLC Number: 441211712
Description: xiv, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
City of migrants, 1940-1960 --
Canaan bound --
Fortress California --
The campus and the street, 1961-1966 --
We care enough to tell it --
A campus where Black power won --
Black power and urban movement, 1966-1982 --
Men with guns --
Survival pending revolution --
A chicken in every bag.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: Donna Jean Murch.

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Argues that the Black Panther Party (BPP) started with a study group. Drawing on oral history and archival sources, the author explains how a relatively small city with a history of African American  Read more...

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A provocative reinterpretation of the origins of the Black Panther Party in Oakland....Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.--"Choice"

 
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