The Black Panther Party: A Guide to an American Subculture

The Black Panther Party: A Guide to an American Subculture

by Jamie J. Wilson

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This compact volume offers a compelling introduction to a group once deemed the greatest threat to the internal security of the United States, the Black Panther Party.

• Synthesizes the latest scholarship on the Black Panther Party

• Explains topics clearly and in accessible language

• Offers a compelling narrative that examines in depth the breadth of Black Panther Party politics and political activity

• Examines the ways in which the Black Panther Party has been depicted in popular culture, including in films and in hip-hop culture

• Includes biographical sketches of the most significant Panther members, along with a selection of primary documents

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313392542
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/16/2018
Series: Guides to Subcultures and Countercultures
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 134
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Jamie J. Wilson is professor of history at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. He is author of Greenwood's Civil Rights Movement.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Acronyms and Abbreviations xv

Timeline xvii

Chapter 1 All Power to the People: Black Power Politics after the Civil Rights Movement 1

Chapter 2 The Black Panthers in the American South 17

Chapter 3 Black Panthers on the Atlantic Shore: From Hope to Death and Back Again 31

Chapter 4 The Black Panthers in the Midwest 51

Chapter 5 The Black Panthers in Art and Culture 61

Conclusion 71

Biographical Sketches 79

Glossary 89

Primary Documents 91

Bibliography 119

Index 127

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