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America's Culture of Terrorism: Violence, Capitalism, and the Written Word (Cultural Studies of the United States) (Hardcover), by Jeffory A. Clymer. The University of North Carolina Press (December 8, 2002).
Although the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 shocked the world, America has in fact confronted terrorism for well over a century. With the invention of dynamite in 1866, Americans began to worry about anonymous acts of mass violence in a way that differed from previous generations' fears of urban riots, slave uprisings, and mob violence. Focusing on the volatile period between the 1886 Haymarket bombing and the 1920 bombing outside J. P. Morgan's Wall Street office, Jeffory A. Clymer argues that economic and cultural displacements caused by the expansion of industrial capitalism during the period directly influenced evolving ideas about terrorism. In America's Culture of Terrorism, Clymer uncovers the roots of American terrorism and its impact on American identity by exploring the literary works of Henry James, Ida B. Wells, Jack London, Thomas Dixon, and Covington Hall, as well as trial transcripts, media reports, and cultural rhetoric surrounding terrorist acts of the day. He demonstrates that the rise of mass media and the pressures of the industrial wage-labor economy both fueled the development of terrorism and shaped society's response to it. His analysis not only sheds new light on American literature and culture a century ago but also offers insights into the contemporary understanding of terrorism. Information

America's Terrorism-Activism Cycles: 1600 to Present with Projections [UNABRIDGED] (Paperback), by Dennis J. Foley. TimeFractuals Research,Publishing; 1st edition (January 2005).
"America's Terrorism-Activism Cycles:1600 to Present,With Projections";by Dennis J.Foley.Mr Foley uses virtually all significant terrorist events in America's history,to 'cycle chart' the regular and hence trend predictible,ebbs and flows in these 'human' activities.The 'causes' have less an effect on these cycles then would be expected.For a reference,teaching,and learning guide,a great value.As a Cycle Study,a first and only of its kind. Information

America's Culture of Terrorism: Violence, Capitalism, and the Written Word, by John R. Hall. Routledge; 1 edition (February 2000).
As the millennium approaches, there is renewed interest in Apocalyptic visions. Over the years, several groups, or cults have brought the idea of the Apocalypse into the media. In this important and timely work, Apocalypse Observed analyzes five of the most notorious cults of recent years. John R. Hall, along with Philip D. Schuyler and Sylvaine Trinh present a fascinating and revealing account of religious sects and conflict. Cults covered include: the apocalypse at Jonestown * the Branch Davidians at Waco * the violent path of Aum Shinrikyo * the mystical apocalypse of the Solar Temple the mass suicide of Heaven's Gate. Apocalypse Observed looks at each of these cults through an in-depth analysis. The authors show how the religious violence that brought these groups to the attention of the world-at-large did not erupt simple from the beliefs of the cult followers. The personalities of the cult leaders are explored. What drove Jim Jones, David Koresh, and Michael Applewhite to become some the world most famous "murderers?" What led ordinary citizens to follow these men? In this fascinating work, all of these issues, as well as several other are discussed. Apocalypse Observed will also shed light on some of the lesser known, yet equally disturbing cults. This book will look at classic questions about the ultimate meaning of existence, and the way in which cults sought answers to such questions. Information

Collateral Damage: The Psychological Consequences of America's War on Terrorism (Contemporary Psychology) (Hardcover), by Paul R. Kimmel (Author), Chris E. Stout (Editor). Praeger Publishers; 1 edition (August 30, 2006).
Color-coded terrorism "alerts" are issued, then "lifted" with no explanation. False alarms can, like crying wolf, desensitize people to a real need to be on alert. And that psychic numbing is just one effect discussed in this book by fifteen psychologists teamed up for a critical look at the U.S. war on terrorism. These experts are led by the Chairman of the American Psychological Association task force charged with pinpointing the effect of our anti-terrorism efforts on America's mental health. Together, they present the most up-to-date and intriguing picture we have of the fallout on our own people from our own programs. The text spotlights fueled stereotyping of foreigners, increased domestic hate crimes, fear, depression and helplessness, as well as increasing militancy and belligerence, especially among students. Perhaps most disturbing in the "land of the free," our attention is drawn to growing acceptance of restrictions on our personal freedoms, and acceptance of human rights violations. Contributors to this collection aim to give us a reality check, looking at what our national reactions to terrorism have been, how those reactions have affected the psyche of our people and whether this has made us stronger or weaker, and more or less likely to be the target for future attacks. Information

Essays on Human Rights and Terrorism: Comparative Approaches to Civil Liberties in Asia, the EU and North America (Hardcover), by Conor Gearty. Cameron May (February 17, 2008).
Conor Gearty has been writing on human rights, civil liberties and terrorism for over twenty-five years. In this book, his writings on the global, regional and comparative dimensions to his subject are brought together for the first time. The book contains articles from law journals and literary periodicals as well as written versions of a number of distinguished lectures on these topics that have been given by the author. There are also three especially commissioned pieces on the particular application of human rights law and practice in Asia, dealing with the universality of human rights, the impact of 'Asian values' on human rights, and the challenge posed by China for contemporary human rights thinking. With chapters on the United States and the European region, and also on such terrorism/human rights related problems as Northern Ireland, the book offers a broad overview of a series of legal issues pressing in on the world today. Written in the author's characteristically lucid style, the book should appeal to international lawyers, comparative lawyers, practitioners in the field of terrorism and human rights and to the general reader concerned to understand some of the most important challenges facing the world today. Information

Ku Klux Klan America's First Terrorists Exposed (Shadow History of the United States) (Paperback), by Patrick O'Donnell (Editor), David Jacobs (Introduction). Idea Men Productions (October 24, 2006).
The aftermath of the Civil War saw the Ku Klux Klan founded as a white supremacist insurgency of former Confederate rebels. But the Klan saw its greatest growth in the first decades of the 20th century. By 1925, with a membership of about four million, it was established in every state of the Union. Fueling its incredible growth was a potent combination of public relations expertise and high-pressure sales tactics applied to the business of hate. Its sinister legacy still confronts us today. Collected here for the first time is a massive dossier of original source material documenting this bizarre episode of American history. Materials include government reports; long-hidden pages from the Klan’s own handbook; pro- and anti-Klan articles from newspapers and magazines of the period; and much more, including the complete text of Ezra A. Cook’s classic piece of investigative reporting, “Ku Klux Klan: Secrets Exposed.”  Information

Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology (Hardcover), by Christopher Hewitt. Praeger Security International Reference (September 30, 2005).
American terrorism--terrorism that occurs within the United States and Puerto Rico--has been remarkably diverse in terms of the causes and ideologies of the terrorists. Here, Christopher Hewitt has compiled the details of over 3,100 bombings, shootings, kidnappings, and robberies carried out for political or social objectives between 1954 and 2005. Arranged chronologically, concise entries offer valuable ready reference information including the date of the incident, the type of incident, the group or person responsible, where the attack occurred, and the details of the act. Thematic indexes, bibliography, and thorough indexing make this an indispensable resource for students and researchers of modern political violence in America.  Information

One Nation: America Remembers September 11, 2001 (Hardcover), by Life Magazine and editors of LIFE magazine. Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (December 6, 2001).
New York mayor Guiliani introduces the book the editors of Life magazine have assembled as a tribute to the fallen and the survivors. Their book offers an array of very moving photographs, particularly a sequence taken by an evacuee on his long way down and out of one of the towers. The text relates the personal and poignant stories of survivors, family members of those who were lost, and rescue workers. Information

Terrorism in America (Hardcover), by Brenda J. Lutz and James Michael Lutz. Palgrave Macmillan (October 30, 2007).
Terrorism and terrorists have become a much talked about topic.  Terrorism is often seen as a Middle Eastern problem and terrorists are often perceived as only having a Muslim background.  It may surprise many to learn that Americans are and have been terrorists since the birth of the nation.  This book investigates and discusses many instances in which Americans were themselves the terrorists and the victims. Information

Terrorism in America: A Structured Approach to Understanding the Terrorist Threat (Hardcover), by Harvey W. Kushner. Charles C. Thomas Publisher (October 1998).
Written by an internationally recognized expert on terrorism, antigovernment violence, and extremism, this outstanding text will be a handy reference for criminal justice and security administration professionals in the public and private sector. Chapter 1 focuses on the definition of terrorism, its history in America and today's terrorism. Chapter 2 covers international terrorism, and contains information regarding the Soviet Union, the Persian Gulf War, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Yasir Arafat, and Carlos the Jackal. These factors are now considered the ³old² terrorist threats. The ³new² terrorist threats are Iran, Sudan, Afghanistan, the boot camps for terror, the Islamic Resistance Movement, freelancers, suicide bombers and Cyberspace. Chapter 3 explores domestic terrorism and the threat from within. Information on various organizations and antigovernment extremists is included. Chapter 4 assesses terrorist groups of the future with emphasis on freelancers and what law enforcement agencies can do to cope with the threat. Chapter 5 is a complete analysis on the domestic, international, and extremist organizations that are currently active or in a position to make an immediate comeback. Chapter 6 is a chronological summary of terrorist and terrorist-related incidents in the United States. The final chapter provides the names and addresses of organizations to contact for information concerning terrorists and extremists. Actual case examples are used to illustrate specific groups and freelancers throughout the book, including the Oklahoma City bombing. Information

Understanding Terrorism in America (Extremism and Democracy) (Paperback), by Christop Hewitt. Routledge; 1 edition (November 12, 2002).
Since 1950 there have been around three thousand terrorist attacks, ranging from the Ku Klux Klan's campaign of terror against the civil rights movement, through the waves of attacks by the neo-nazi Aryan resistance, to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network. This comprehensive and accessible work surveys the characteristics and causes of terrorism and governmental responses to it. It also examines the organizational structure of terrorist networks, how they are financed, and their ideological agendas. Groups covered include: Islamic fundamentalists, white and black racists, black nationalists, revolutionary communists, neo-nazis, militant Jewish groups, anti-abortionists, and émigré groups. Understanding Terrorism in American provides a highly readable account for interested readers wishing to know more about a topic which has recently become tragically relevant in world affairs. Information


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