From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago


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University of North Carolina Press
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6.24 X 9.3 X 0.71 inches | 0.99 pounds

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About the Author

Jakobi Williams is associate professor of African American and African diaspora studies and history at Indiana University.


A fascinating work that everyone interested in the Black Panther party or racism in Chicago should read.--Journal of American History

A vital historical intervention in African American history, urban and local histories, and Black Power studies. . . . A mandatory addition to the bookshelves of students and scholars.--History: Reviews of New Books

A major contribution to the literature and the definitive work on the Black Panther Party in the city of Chicago." --Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

He paints a clear and engaging portrait of an organization that successfully blended elements of civil rights strategy and direct individual experience with the aims and possibilities of a new era of black radical resistance.--American Quarterly

A book filled with passion and conviction. . . . This new book should be read by anyone interested in racism, civil rights, and public life in Chicago and the broader Midwest.--Middle West Review

A welcome addition. . . to the substantive literature on the history of the Black Panther Party and on the contested legacies of the civil rights and Black Power movements in the United States.--H-1960s

A first-rate piece of scholarship. Anyone interested in social history, urban history, or the history of Chicago must read this work of history.--Journal of Illinois History

Deserves a wide audience." --Michigan Historical Review

Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.--Choice