Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity / Edition 1

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Overview

In the 1960s, the Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party gave voice to many economically disadvantaged and politically isolated African Americans, especially outside the South. Though vilified as extremist and marginal, they were formidable agents of influence and change during the civil rights era and ultimately shaped the Black Power movement. In this fresh study, drawing on deep archival research and interviews with key participants, Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar reconsiders the commingled stories of—and popular reactions to—the Nation of Islam, Black Panthers, and mainstream civil rights leaders. Ogbar finds that many African Americans embraced the seemingly contradictory political agenda of desegregation and nationalism. Indeed, black nationalism was far more favorably received among African Americans than historians have previously acknowledged. Black Power reveals a civil rights movement in which the ideals of desegregation through nonviolence and black nationalism marched side by side.

Ogbar concludes that Black Power had more lasting cultural consequences among African Americans and others than did the civil rights movement, engendering minority pride and influencing the political, cultural, and religious spheres of mainstream African American life for the next three decades.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of American History - Judson L. Jeffries

This book will be the standard-bearer on the subject for years to come.

Journal of Southern History - Claude A. Clegg III

An intriguing foray into a time and place in American history that has been visited far too infrequently by historians and others.

Register of the Kentucky Historical Society - Patrick D. Jones

Ambitious, challenging, and, ultimately, rewarding book.

American Historical Review - Richard H. King

As an introduction to the history of black power and black nationalism in the mid-to-late twentieth century America, this book provides a valuable overview of the sources, central issues, and influences of those movements.

Choice

The best account of the Black Panther Party in print... this is an outstanding work.

Choice

The best account of the Black Panther Party in print... this is an outstanding work.

Journal of American History
This book will be the standard-bearer on the subject for years to come.

— Judson L. Jeffries

Journal of Southern History
An intriguing foray into a time and place in American history that has been visited far too infrequently by historians and others.

— Claude A. Clegg III

Rhetoric and Public Affairs

Black Power is an intellectual triumph... well organized.

Journal of African American History

An important contribution to the growing field of Black Power Studies.

Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
Ambitious, challenging, and, ultimately, rewarding book.

— Patrick D. Jones

American Historical Review
As an introduction to the history of black power and black nationalism in the mid-to-late twentieth century America, this book provides a valuable overview of the sources, central issues, and influences of those movements.

— Richard H. King

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801882753
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: Reconfiguring American Political History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar is an associate professor of history at the University of Connecticut.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: For the People and of the People: Black Nationalism, Identity, and Popular Culture 1
Chapter 1 An Organization of the Living: The Nation of Islam and Black Popular Culture 11
Chapter 2 "There Go My People": The Civil Rights Movement, Black Nationalism, and Black Power 37
Chapter 3 A Party for the People: The Black Freedom Movement and the Rise of the Black Panther Party 69
Chapter 4 Swimming with the Masses: The Black Panthers, Lumpenism, and Revolutionary Culture 93
Chapter 5 "Move Over or We'll Move Over on You": Black Power and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement 123
Chapter 6 Rainbow Radicalism: The Rise of Radical Ethnic Nationalism 159
Conclusion: Power and the People 191
Epilogue: Black Nationalism after Jim Crow 199
Notes 207
Essay on Sources 241
Index 251
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