This is a book about the dictatorship of capital and the road to the dictatorship of the proletariat. It is a book about the last century and a half of class struggle in the United States┐from the Civil War and Radical Reconstruction to today┐and the unimpeachable evidence it offers that workers who are Black will comprise a disproportionately weighty part of the ranks and leadership of the mass social movement that will make a proletarian revolution. It is a book about why this revolutionary conquest of state power by a politically class-conscious and organized vanguard of the working class┐millions strong┐is necessary. About why that new state power provides working people the mightiest weapon possible to wage the ongoing battle to end Black oppression and every form of exploitation and human degradation inherited from millennia of class divided society. This is a book about the last year of Malcolm X┐s life, and about how he became the face and the authentic voice of the forces of the coming American revolution. 4 photo sections totalling 56 pages, other photos, glossary, index.