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American Extremism: History, Politics and the Militia Movement / Edition 1

American Extremism: History, Politics and the Militia Movement / Edition 1

by Darren Mulloy, Mulloy Darren


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415326742
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Series: Extremism and Democracy Series
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introducing the Militia Movement (i) America in the 1990s: The Paranoid Decade? (ii) Gun Control, and the Sieges of Ruby Ridge and Waco 2. Approaching Extremism: Theoretical Perspectives on the Far Right in American History (i) Defining Extremism (ii) Status Politics and Status Anxiety: Questions of Causation (iii) Style: The Characteristics of Extremists (iv) A Critique: Towards an Alternative Approach 3. Conversations with the Dead: The Militia Movement and American History (i) Inheriting the Past (ii) Contesting the Past (iii) Accessing the Past (iv) The Authority of History 4. A Revolutionary History (i) Citizen Soldiers, Militias and the American War of Independence (ii) The Rhetoric of Revolutionary Action (iii) A Sacred Text: The Militia Movement and the Declaration of Independence (iv) Conclusion: A Continuing Inspiration 5. A Republican Tradition (i) The Lost Republic (ii) Reconstructing Republicanism: Basic Principles (iii) The Limited Republic (iv) Resisting Tyranny: Militias and the Second Amendment (v) Conclusion: A Republican Legacy? 6. A Frontier Nation (i) Going West: Militias, Independence and the American Frontier (ii) Fighting Talk: Militias and the Ideology of Vigilantism (iii) The Homestead Ethic (iv) No Duty To Retreat: The Militia Movement and the Code of the West (v) Remembering the Alamo: Militias and the History of Texas (vi) Conclusion: The Weird West? 7. Conclusion: History and Conspiracy Selected Bibliography

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