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Rage on the Right The American Militia Movement from Ruby Ridge to Homeland Security

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ISBN-10: 0742525473

ISBN-13: 9780742525474

Edition: 2002

Authors: Lane Crothers

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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. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction: Approaching the Militia Movement
Social Movements and the Militia
Plan of the Book
Fuel: The Cultural Foundations of the Militia Movement
Political Culture, Ideology, and Myth in Political Life
American Political Culture
Heat: The Myth of the Militia in the American Revolution
Creating the Myth of the Militia in the American Revolution
The "American" Militia Myth
Friction: Militia Ideology and the Rationalization of Rage
Dimensions of Ideology in Right-Wing Populist Movements
Right-Wing Populist Movements in American History
Militia Ideology
Militia Ideology and the Populist Justification of Rage
The Spark: Randy Weaver and the Standoff at Ruby Ridge
Coming to Ruby Ridge
Eleven Days in Idaho
The Aftermaths of Ruby Ridge
The Fire: David Koresh, the Branch Davidians, and the Fire at Waco
Coming to Waco
Fifty-one Days in Texas
The Aftermaths of Waco
The Inferno: Timothy McVeigh and the Bombing in Oklahoma City
Coming to Oklahoma City
An Inferno in Oklahoma
The Aftermaths of Oklahoma City
Embers: The Decline of the Militia Movement
Extremism and the Isolation of the Militia Movement
State Action and the Decline of the Militia Movement
The Success of the Movement: Gun Control
Co-optation and the Militia
Epilogue: The Movement and Homeland Security
Racism and a New Militia Movement?
Is the Militia Dead?
The Foundations of a Potential Militia Renaissance
About the Author