Contemporary Black History

Neighborhood Rebels

Black Power at the Local Level

Editors: Joseph, P. (Ed.)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-10230-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $125.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-62076-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $38.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-62077-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book examines the evolution of Black Power activism at the local level. Comprised of essays that examine Black Power's impact at the grassroots level in cities in the North, South, Mid-West and West, this anthology expands on the profusion of new scholarship that is taking a second look at Black Power.

About the authors

Peniel E. Joseph is Professor of History at Tufts University, USA, and the author of the award-winning Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. He is a frequent national commentator on issues of race, democracy, and civil rights.

Reviews

"This book is definitely up-to-date, accurate, and in tune with the most cutting-edge scholarship and trends in the history of Black Power, which Joseph has played a key role in invigorating. Indeed, he is ahead of the curve in pushing the study of Black Power to new heights." - Matthew C. Whitaker, Associate Professor of History and Affiliate Faculty in African and African American Studies and the School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University

"There is much to be excited about in this volume. It is an important work that not only offers fresh perspectives on the Black Power Movement, but a research template for undergraduate and graduate students interested in exploring the deeper dimensions of Black Power at the local level. Editor Peniel Joseph clearly understands this process and as a result has produced what I anticipate will widely be regarded as must read not only in the immediate future but for years to come." - Yohuru Williams, Vice President for History Education, American Institute for History Education

"Ten high-quality essays describe the varying ways in which black power as an ideology and a political program shaped post-WW II urban politics. The book excels in explaining how black power activists in Harlem, Milwaukee, Louisville, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Atlanta fought for community-based issues ranging from prison and welfare reform to school desegregation... Highly recommended." - CHOICE


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction Community Organizing, Grassroots Politics, and Neighborhood Rebels: Local Struggles for Black Power in America

    Joseph, Peniel E.

    Pages 1-19

  • Malcolm X’s Harlem and Early Black Power Activism

    Joseph, Peniel E.

    Pages 21-43

  • “Get Up Off of Your Knees!”: Competing Visions of Black Empowerment in Milwaukee during the Early Civil Rights Era

    Jones, Patrick D.

    Pages 45-65

  • Black Power on the Ground: Continuity and Rupture in St. Louis

    Lang, Clarence

    Pages 67-89

  • A Campus Where Black Power Won: Merritt College and the Hidden History of Oakland’s Black Panther Party

    Murch, Donna

    Pages 91-105

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-10230-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $125.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-62076-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $38.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-62077-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neighborhood Rebels
Book Subtitle
Black Power at the Local Level
Editors
  • P. Joseph
Series Title
Contemporary Black History
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Peniel E. Joseph
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10230-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230102309
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-62076-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-62077-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 255
Topics