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Violence in America

Violence in America
Protest, Rebellion, Reform

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Volume: 2
Violence / Abuse

June 1989 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
An excellent companion to Violence in America: The History of Crime, this volume provides fascinating insight into recently developed theories on the sources of recurring conflict in American society. With their main focus on traumatic issues that have generated group violence and continue to do so, the contributors discuss the most intractable source of social and political conflict in our history--the resistance of Black Americans to their inferior status, and the efforts of White Americans to keep them there. Other intriguing topics include the emergence and decline of political terrorism and the continuation of violent threats from right-wing extremists, such as the Klan, the Order, and the Aryan nations. The basic assumption underlying all interpretations is that group violence grows out of the dynamics of social change and political contention. The idea presented is that the origins, processes, and outcomes of group violence, like the causes and consequences of crime, must be understood and dealt with in their social contexts. This volume is essential reading for students and professionals in history, criminology, victimology, political science, and other related areas. SEE QUOTE W/ VOLUME ONE

Foreword to the 1988 Edition
Ted Robert Gurr
The History of Protest, Rebellion, and Reform in America
An Overview

Richard Maxwell Brown
Historical Patterns of Violence in America
Charles Tilly
Collective Violence in European Perspective
Ted Robert Gurr
Protest and Rebellion in the 1960s
The United States in World Perspective

Eckard V Toy Jr
Right-Wing Extremism from the Ku Klux Klan to the Order, 1915 to 1988
Jeanne Guillemin
American Indian Resistance and Protest
Robin Brooks
Domestic Violence and America's Wars
An Historical Interpretation

Ted Robert Gurr
Political Terrorism in the United States
Historical Antecedents and Contemporary Trends

Gail O'Brien
Return to `Normalcy'
Organized Racial Violence in the Post-World War II South

Doug McAdam and Kelly Moore
The Politics of Black Insurgency 1930-1975
James Button
The Outcomes of Contemporary Black Protest and Violence
Richard E Rubenstein
Group Rebellion in America
The Fire Next Time?

Hugh Davis Graham
Violence, Social Theory, and the Historians
The Debate over Consensus and Culture in America


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ISBN: 9780803932302