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The Resource American extremism : history, politics and the militia movement, D.J. Mulloy

American extremism : history, politics and the militia movement, D.J. Mulloy

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American extremism : history, politics and the militia movement
Title
American extremism
Title remainder
history, politics and the militia movement
Statement of responsibility
D.J. Mulloy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: American Extremism explains how at the heart of the politics practiced by the militia movement is an attempt to define the nature of 'Americanism', and shows how militia members employ the myths, metaphors and perceived historical lessons of the American Revolution, the constitutional settlement and America's frontier experience to do so. Mulloy argues that militia members' search for the 'authority of history' leads them to a position best characterized as 'a historical historicism', in which political interests in the present are given greater weight than the demands of a historically accurate reading of the past. With discussion of such recent events as the Oklahoma City bombing, Waco and the September 11th attacks alongside topical issues including militia conspiracy theories and the origins of Americans' right to keep and bear arms, this work provides the deepest understanding to date of the American militia movement
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mulloy, D. J
Dewey number
322.4/2/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.R3
LC item number
M85 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in extremism and democracy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Militia movements
  • Radicalism
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Rechts (politiek)
  • Extremisme
  • Milities
  • Paramilitärischer Verband
  • Rechtsradikalismus
  • Extrême droite
  • USA
Label
American extremism : history, politics and the militia movement, D.J. Mulloy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Series editors' preface -- 1: Introducing The Militia Movement: -- Where and why? The location and causes of the militia movement -- America in the 1990s: paranoid decade? -- Gun control and the sieges of Ruby Ridge and Waco -- 2: Approaching Extremism: Theoretical Perspectives On The Far Right In American History: -- Defining extremism -- Status politics and status anxiety: questions of causation -- Style: characteristics of extremists -- Critique: towards an alternative approach -- 3: Conversations With The Dead: Militia Movement And American History: -- Inheriting the past -- Contesting the past -- Accessing the past -- Authority of history -- 4: Revolutionary History: -- Citizen soldiers, militias, and the American War of Independence -- Rhetoric of revolutionary action -- Sacred text: militia movement and the Declaration of Independence -- Conclusion: continuing inspiration? -- 5: Republican Tradition: -- Lost republic -- Reconstructing republicanism: basic principles -- Limited republic -- Resisting tyranny: militias and the Second Amendment -- Conclusion: republican legacy? -- 6: Frontier Nation: -- Going west: militias, independence, and the American frontier -- Fighting talk: militias and the ideology of vigilantism -- Homestead ethic -- No duty to retreat: militia movement and the code of the west -- Remembering the Alamo: militias and the history of Texas -- Conclusion: weird west? -- 7: Conclusion: History And Conspiracy: -- Conspiratorial turn -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
52901806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 230 pages
Isbn
9780415326742
Lccn
2003017308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
American extremism : history, politics and the militia movement, D.J. Mulloy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Series editors' preface -- 1: Introducing The Militia Movement: -- Where and why? The location and causes of the militia movement -- America in the 1990s: paranoid decade? -- Gun control and the sieges of Ruby Ridge and Waco -- 2: Approaching Extremism: Theoretical Perspectives On The Far Right In American History: -- Defining extremism -- Status politics and status anxiety: questions of causation -- Style: characteristics of extremists -- Critique: towards an alternative approach -- 3: Conversations With The Dead: Militia Movement And American History: -- Inheriting the past -- Contesting the past -- Accessing the past -- Authority of history -- 4: Revolutionary History: -- Citizen soldiers, militias, and the American War of Independence -- Rhetoric of revolutionary action -- Sacred text: militia movement and the Declaration of Independence -- Conclusion: continuing inspiration? -- 5: Republican Tradition: -- Lost republic -- Reconstructing republicanism: basic principles -- Limited republic -- Resisting tyranny: militias and the Second Amendment -- Conclusion: republican legacy? -- 6: Frontier Nation: -- Going west: militias, independence, and the American frontier -- Fighting talk: militias and the ideology of vigilantism -- Homestead ethic -- No duty to retreat: militia movement and the code of the west -- Remembering the Alamo: militias and the history of Texas -- Conclusion: weird west? -- 7: Conclusion: History And Conspiracy: -- Conspiratorial turn -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
52901806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 230 pages
Isbn
9780415326742
Lccn
2003017308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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