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"War Against The Panthers: A Study Of Repression In America" (FULL TEXT} Huey P. Newton

HUEY P. NEWTON / Doctoral Dissertation / UC Santa Cruz ljunl980 


WAR AGAINST THE PANTHERS:  A STUDY OF REPRESSION IN AMERICA 
A Dissertation submitted in partial satisfaction of the  requirements for the degree of: 
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 
in 
HISTORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS 
by  Huey P. Newton 
June 1980 
PREFACE 


There has been an abundance of material to draw upon in researching and writing this  dissertation. Indeed, when a friend recently asked me how long I had been working on it,  I almost jokingly replied, "Thirteen years — since the Party was founded." ' Looking back  over that period in an effort to capture its meaning, to collapse time around certain  significant events and personalities requires an admitted arbitrariness on my part. Many  people have given or lost their lives, reputations, and financial security because of their  involvement with the Party. I cannot possibly include all of them, so I have chosen a few  in an effort to present, in C. Wright Mills' description, "…