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The Resource In the name of God and country : reconsidering terrorism in American history, Michael Fellman

In the name of God and country : reconsidering terrorism in American history, Michael Fellman

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In the name of God and country : reconsidering terrorism in American history
Title
In the name of God and country
Title remainder
reconsidering terrorism in American history
Statement of responsibility
Michael Fellman
Title variation
Reconsidering terrorism in American history
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Fellman's compelling narrative focuses on five key episodes: John Brown's 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 administration's 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" -- from book jacket
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340491
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.3250973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.F446 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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reconsidering terrorism in American history
Label
In the name of God and country : reconsidering terrorism in American history, Michael Fellman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Brown: slavery and terrorism -- Terrorism and civil war -- Blood redemption: the counterrevolutionary white-terrorist destruction of reconstruction -- The Haymarket: terrorism and class conflict -- The Philippines War: terrorism and empire
Control code
19376633
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780300115109
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn150348464
  • (OCoLC)150348464
Label
In the name of God and country : reconsidering terrorism in American history, Michael Fellman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Brown: slavery and terrorism -- Terrorism and civil war -- Blood redemption: the counterrevolutionary white-terrorist destruction of reconstruction -- The Haymarket: terrorism and class conflict -- The Philippines War: terrorism and empire
Control code
19376633
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780300115109
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn150348464
  • (OCoLC)150348464

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