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In the Name of God and Country: Reconsidering Terrorism in American History

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ISBN13: 9780300115109
ISBN10: 0300115105
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With insight and originality, Michael Fellman argues that terrorism, in various forms, has been a constant and driving force in American history. In part, this is due to the nature of American republicanism and Protestant Christianity, which he believes contain a core of moral absolutism and self-righteousness that perpetrators of terrorism use to justify their actions. Fellman also argues that there is an intrinsic relationship between terrorist acts by non-state groups and responses on the part of the state; unlike many observers, he believes that both the action and the reaction constitute terrorism.

Fellmans compelling narrative focuses on five key episodes: John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry; terrorism during the American Civil War, especially race warfare and guerrilla warfare; the organized “White Line” paramilitary destruction of Reconstruction in Mississippi; the Haymarket Affair and its aftermath; and the Philippine-American war of 1899-1902. In an epilogue, he applies this history to illuminate the Bush-Cheney administrations use of terrorism in the so-called war on terror. In the Name of God and Country demonstrates the centrality of terrorism in shaping America even to this day.

About the Author

Michael Fellman is professor of history emeritus at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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ISBN:
9780300115109
Subtitle:
Reconsidering Terrorism in American History
Author:
Fellman, Michael
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Terrorism - United States - History
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20101130
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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