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Terrorist attacks on American soil : from the Civil War era to the present

Author: J Michael Martinez
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012.
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Terrorist Attacks on American Soil is a close look at some of the most horrific terrorist attacks in the United States from the Civil War to present day. J. Michael Martinez takes us on a trek through history, providing a context for these dreadful events and a greater understanding of the lessons we can learn from them.
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Martinez, J. Michael (James Michael).
Terrorist attacks on American soil.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012
(DLC) 2012020138
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Michael Martinez
ISBN: 1442203242 9781442203242
OCLC Number: 839670917
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Understanding terrorism --
PART 1. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: "A sight which can never be forgotten": the Mountain Meadows Massacre (1857) ; "The gentle, kindhearted bioterrorist": Luke Pryor Blackburn and the Yellow Fever Plot (1864-1865) ; "We may suspect that race was the cause of the hostility": the Colfax Massacre (1873) --
PART 2. THE MODERN ERA: "The McNamaras have betrayed labor": the Los Angeles Times bombing (1910) ; "An explosion just like the sound of a Gatling gun": the Wall Street bombing (1950) ; "A President has to expect these things": the Truman assassination attempt (1950) ; "The Klan is back on the market": the Sixteenth Street bombing and the Civil Rights Movement 91963) ; "You don't need a Weatherman to know which way the wind blows": Weatherman and Counterculture Movement (1960s) --
PART 3. POSTMODERN TERROR: "A revolution against the industrial system": the Unabomber (1970s-1990s) ; "How charged with punishments the Scroll": the Oklahoma City bombing (1995) l "There is a bomb in Centennial Park; you have thirty minutes": Eric Robert Rudolph (late 1990s) ; "The system was blinking red": the Radical Islamic Movement and the September 11 attacks --
PART 4. CONCLUSION: The lessons of terrorism.
Responsibility: J. Michael Martinez.

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The United States has suffered a number of violent attacks on its own soil. Martinez (Coming for To Carry Me Home) surveys 12 of them: three in the 19th century (e.g., the 1857 Mountain Meadows Read more...

 
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