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Uncivil Disobedience Studies in Violence and Democratic Politics

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ISBN-10: 069113877X

ISBN-13: 9780691138770

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jennet Kirkpatrick

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Uncivil Disobedienceexamines the roles violence and terrorism have played in the exercise of democratic ideals in America. Jennet Kirkpatrick explores how crowds, rallying behind the principle of popular sovereignty and desiring to make law conform to justice, can disdain law and engage in violence. She exposes the hazards of democracy that arise when citizens seek to control government directly, and demonstrates the importance of laws and institutions as limitations on the will of the people. Kirkpatrick looks at some of the most explosive instances of uncivil disobedience in American history: the contemporary militia movement, Southern lynch mobs, frontier vigilantism, and militant…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.17" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Introduction: Warts and All
Violence, American Style
Frontier Vigilance Committees
Southern Lynch Mobs
Militant Abolitionists
Conclusion: A Nation of People or Laws
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