The Rhetorical Strategies and Tactics of the Black Panther Party as a Social-Change Movement: 1966-1973

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This thesis is concerned with the identification, description, analysis and evaluation of the rhetorical strategies and tactics of the Black Panther Party as a specific social-change movement from 1966 to 1973. Evidence is presented to indicate that the rhetorical strategies and tactics of the Black Panther Party played a vital role in the movement's rise and decline and that their choice of a power orientation and a rhetoric of coercion brought about the decline of the movement. This study also indicates that rhetoric in a social movement is of crucial importance to the development of the movement's ideology, leadership, membership, ... continued below

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Edwards, Patricia Bowman August 1974.

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This thesis is concerned with the identification, description, analysis and evaluation of the rhetorical strategies and tactics of the Black Panther Party as a specific social-change movement from 1966 to 1973. Evidence is presented to indicate that the rhetorical strategies and tactics of the Black Panther Party played a vital role in the movement's rise and decline and that their choice of a power orientation and a rhetoric of coercion brought about the decline of the movement. This study also indicates that rhetoric in a social movement is of crucial importance to the development of the movement's ideology, leadership, membership, and methods for effecting change.

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  • 1966 - 1973

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Edwards, Patricia Bowman. The Rhetorical Strategies and Tactics of the Black Panther Party as a Social-Change Movement: 1966-1973, thesis, August 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663407/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .