Spencer, Robyn C. The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland.

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Spencer, Robyn C. The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016, pp. 280, ISBN: 0822362864.

This book traces the Black Panther Party's organizational evolution in Oakland, California, where hundreds of young people came to political awareness and journeyed to adulthood as members. Challenging the belief that the Panthers were a projection of the leadership, the author draws on interviews with rank-and-file members, FBI files, and archival materials to examine the impact the organization's internal politics and COINTELPRO's (counterintelligence program) political repression had on its evolution and dissolution to show how the Panthers' members interpreted, implemented, and influenced party ideology and...

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