The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland

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Product Details

Price
$26.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
280
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822362869

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About the Author

Robyn C. Spencer is Associate Professor of History at Lehman College, City University of New York.

Reviews

"The author's crisp, clean, incisive prose proved an eye-opening reading experience that at times left me dumbfounded as to how many myths and assumptions have come to dominate latter-day perceptions of the Panthers."--Michael Ezra"Black Perspectives" (07/10/2017)
"In The Revolution Has Come, her detailed organizational history of the party, the historian Robyn C. Spencer reminds us that for the party's leaders, it was critical that their platform be accessible, as [Huey P.] Newton put it, to 'the brothers on the block.'"-- (11/20/2016)
"Unlike other scholarship that has foregrounded a handful of primarily male leaders, Spencer's account is a well-rounded organizational history. . . . The author deftly weaves together an impressive source base to present a cohesive and accessible narrative of the evolution of the Black Panther Party. Highly recommended."-- (06/01/2017)
"This book is an outstanding contribution to the growing literature on the history of the struggle of African Americans to liberate themselves. Spencer's attention to historical details, with respect to the critical stages and features that marked the short lifespan . . . of the BPP, is breathtaking."-- (05/04/2017)
"Spencer's attention to women and gender provides a much-needed intervention in the historiography of the [Black Panther] Party and of Black Power more broadly. ... Ultimately, her book reveals how the Party and its dynamic women members and gender frameworks offer a roadmap for a new generation of historians, activists, and revolution."-- (07/12/2017)
"Robyn C. Spencer's politically timely and eminently engaging history of the Black Panther Party (BPP) is a must read for anyone interested in Black Power and the history of the African American freedom struggle more broadly. Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the BPP's founding, The Revolution Has Come breaks new ground by presenting a wealth of original source material that sheds new light on the organizational development and the ideological outlook of the Panthers in Oakland."-- (07/01/2017)
"[Spencer's] crisp, clean, incisive prose proved an eye-opening reading experience that at times left me dumbfounded as to how many myths and assumptions have come to dominate latter-day perceptions of the Panthers. . . . The Revolution Has Come is a very strong book that I would recommend for high school, undergraduate, and graduate school students as well as general readers. Even seasoned experts on the BPP will likely learn much from this wonderful, new account."-- (10/01/2017)
"One of the strengths of Spencer's book, and what allows it to stand out from the explosion of books on the BPP in the past 10 years, is that she documents with clarity the ideological changes within the party that shaped it in the 1960s and 1970s. . . . Perhaps Spencer's greatest contribution to Black Panther historiography is her thorough examination of the BPP's political and ideological changes after 1972."-- (06/18/2018)
"A much-needed organizational history. . . . Provides greater depth to scholarship on the Black Panther Party."-- (10/01/2018)
"Spencer's book provides an excellent overview of the birth of the movement, its impact, and importantly the role of women, who comprised more than 60% of the party membership."--Kehinde Andrews"The Guardian" (10/02/2019)