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Survival Pending Revolution: The History of the Black Panther Party Paperback – June 15, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0817357191 ISBN-10: 081735719X Edition: 1st Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: University Alabama Press; 1st Edition edition (June 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081735719X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0817357191
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,236,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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 “In terms of explaining and conceptualizing the importance of shifts in the Black Panther Party’s ideology, Survival Pending Revolution is more comprehensive than any other available work on the Black Panthers. . . . [It] deserves a place on any reading list dealing with the history of the 1960s.”—Michigan Historical Review

“This useful, concise addition to the scholarly literature on the Black Panther Party divides its history into three different ideological eras and explores the varying tendencies that marked the party between 1966 and 1971. . . . Brief as it is, the book offers encouragement for further serious study of this important chapter in African American history.”—CHOICE

“Survival Pending Revolution is a welcome and useful introduction to the history of the Black Panthers. Its brevity makes it an excellent choice for undergraduate courses on African American or twentieth century United States history.”—The Journal of African American History

About the Author

Paul Alkebulan is a former member of the Black Panther Party and worked at the first free breakfast program for school children in Oakland in 1969. He is Assistant Professor of History at Virginia State University.

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Paul Alkebulan was born in Portsmouth, VA in 1948. His father was a career soldier and this enabled him to travel throughout the United States, Germany, and Japan with his family. Paul has also visited Ghana. Dr. Alkebulan received his BA and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of "Survival Pending Revolution: the history of the Black Panther Party" and "The African-American Press in World War Two: toward Victory at Home and Abroad." He has contributed to two anthologies published in Japan, "Motherland" and "After the Explosion." He has also written many other articles and book reviews on history and culture. Professor Alkebulan recently retired from Virginia State University and is currently researching his latest book on the influence of Christianity on African-Americans during slavery and freedom.

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A balanced look and critical observer this offering is quick, to the point, and offers analysis on what could have been done in some cases. Very helpful for research and a quick view of Panther workings and doings. Not overly fawning of the leaders but not hyper critical of their short comings. Good for students as well as average reader looking for some BPP info
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