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Rift in the Democracy
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ISBN: 151280536X 1512805351 Year: 2016 Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press,

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Bringing the War Home : The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies
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ISBN: 128235745X 0520930959 9786612357459 Year: 2004 Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press,

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In this first comprehensive comparison of left-wing violence in the United States and West Germany, Jeremy Varon focuses on America's Weather Underground and Germany's Red Army Faction to consider how and why young, middle-class radicals in prosperous democratic societies turned to armed struggle in efforts to overthrow their states. Based on a wealth of primary material, ranging from interviews to FBI reports, this book reconstructs the motivation and ideology of violent organizations active during the 1960s and 1970s. Varon conveys the intense passions of the era--the heat of moral purpose, the depth of Utopian longing, the sense of danger and despair, and the exhilaration over temporary triumphs. Varon's compelling interpretation of the logic and limits of dissent in democratic societies provides striking insights into the role of militancy in contemporary protest movements and has wide implications for the United States' current "war on terrorism."Varon explores Weatherman and RAF's strong similarities and the reasons why radicals in different settings developed a shared set of values, languages, and strategies. Addressing the relationship of historical memory to political action, Varon demonstrates how Germany's fascist past influenced the brutal and escalating nature of the West German conflict in the 60s and 70s, as well as the reasons why left-wing violence dropped sharply in the United States during the 1970s. Bringing the War Home is a fascinating account of why violence develops within social movements, how states can respond to radical dissent and forms of terror, how the rational and irrational can combine in political movements, and finally how moral outrage and militancy can play both constructive and destructive roles in efforts at social change.


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A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History
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ISBN: 0803254059 0803254040 Year: 2014 Publisher: Lincoln : Baltimore, Md. : University of Nebraska Press, Project MUSE,

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"For more than twenty years, Tim Grove has worked at the most popular history museums in the United States, helping millions of people get acquainted with the past. This book translates that experience into an insider's tour of some of the most interesting moments in American history. Grove's stories are populated with well-known historical figures such as John Brown, Charles Lindbergh, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea--as well as the not-so-famous. Have you heard of Mary Pickersgill, seamstress of the Star-Spangled Banner flag? Grove also has something to say about a few of our cherished myths, for instance, the lore surrounding Betsy Ross and Eli Whitney. Grove takes readers to historic sites such as Harpers Ferry, Fort McHenry, the Ulm Pishkun buffalo jump, and the Lemhi Pass on the Lewis and Clark Trail and traverses time and space from eighteenth-century Williamsburg to the twenty-first-century Kennedy Space Center. En route from Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic to Cape Disappointment on the Pacific, we learn about planting a cotton patch on the National Mall, riding a high wheel bicycle, flying the transcontinental airmail route, and harnessing a mule. Is history relevant? This book answers with a resounding yes and, in the most entertaining fashion, shows us why. "--

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ISBN: 1438165307 075650273X Year: 2004 Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] Compass Point Books

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Fighting liberal : the autobiography of George W. Norris
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ISBN: 0585272425 0803283652 Year: 1992 Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] University of Nebraska Press

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A Treatise on the Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity
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ISBN: 0674863682 0674863674 Year: 2014 Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press,

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The Gettysburg address

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John Adams. 2
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ISBN: 0837123488 Year: 1969 Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] Greenwood Press Imprint

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The first battle of Bull Run
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ISBN: 1429804521 Year: 2009 Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] Great Neck Publishing

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Montcalm and Wolfe
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ISBN: 0679641734 Year: 1999 Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] Modern Library

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