Rage on the Right: The American Militia Movement from Ruby Ridge to Homeland Security (People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organiz

Rage on the Right: The American Militia Movement from Ruby Ridge to Homeland Security (People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organiz

By: Lane Crothers (author)Paperback

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The image of the militia as ordinary people coming together in times of crisis to help their fellow citizens is deeply embedded in American society and culture. Recent claimants to the militia title have adopted this image even as they have promoted a radically anti-government, populist conservative political agenda. Author Lane Crothers uses social movement theory to explore militia activity and ideology throughout the last decade, illuminating why militia members are enraged by U.S. governmental policies and why their rage is unlikely to coalesce into a large political movement.

About Author

Lane Crothers is associate professor of politics and goverment at Illinois State University.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Approaching the Miltia Movement Chapter 2 Fuel: The Cultural Foundations of the Militia Movement Chapter 3 Heat: The Myth of the Militia in the American Revolution Chapter 4 Friction: Militia Ideology and the Rationalization of Rage Chapter 5 The Spark: Randy Weaver and the Standoff at Ruby Ridge Chapter 6 The Fire: David Koresh, The Branch Davidians, and the Fire at Waco, TX Chapter 7 The Inferno: Timothy McVeigh and the Bombing in Oklahoma City Chapter 8 Embers: The Decline of the Militia Movement Chapter 9 Epilogue: The Movement and Homeland Security

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742525474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780742525474
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 0742525473

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