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Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party

by Joshua Bloom Author and Waldo E. Martin Author

In a time racked with police brutality and institutionalized racism, authors Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin offer a comprehensive history of the origins of the Civil Rights movement, particularly focusing on the Black Panther Party of the 60s led by such activists such Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. In this fiftieth anniversary edition, Bloom and Martin have added a new preface that places the Black Panther Party of the previous century in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement of today and the continued fight against the racial injustices that still plague our country today. Joshua Bloom is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh and Waldo E. Martin, Jr. is Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History and Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley.