Understanding Terrorism in America: From the Klan to Al Qaeda

By Christopher Hewitt | Go to book overview

Contents
List of tablesviii
List of illustrationsx
Series editors’ prefacexi
Prefacexvi
1The latest atrocity1
Social and economic impacts3
The public mood4
The political response5
The media: interpreting the atrocity7
2Before September 11: American terrorism since the 1950s12
Definitions and data sets13
Patterns of terrorism in the United States14
Explaining American terrorism19
3The political context of American terrorism23
Excluded opinions and extremist violence23
Encouraging extremist violence24
White racist terrorism in the south25
Black terrorism29
Revolutionary leftist terrorism32
Puerto Rican separatism33
The Jewish Defense League and terrorism35
Cuban émigré terrorism36
Anti-abortion terrorism38
Far right terrorism41

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Tables viii
  • Illustrations x
  • Series Editors’ Preface xi
  • Preface xvi
  • 1 - The Latest Atrocity 1
  • 2 - Before September 11 12
  • 3 - The Political Context of American Terrorism 23
  • Notes 51
  • 4 - The Organizational Dynamics of Terrorism 53
  • 5 - The Terrorists 69
  • 6 - Dealing with Terrorists 82
  • 7 - Impacts and Consequences 106
  • 8 - The Future of American Terrorism 119
  • Appendix 134
  • Bibliography 138
  • Index 149
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