The Resource A force upon the plain : the American militia movement and the politics of hate, Kenneth S. Stern

A force upon the plain : the American militia movement and the politics of hate, Kenneth S. Stern

Label
A force upon the plain : the American militia movement and the politics of hate
Title
A force upon the plain
Title remainder
the American militia movement and the politics of hate
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth S. Stern
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Kenneth Stern, the American Jewish Committee's expert on hate and hate groups, offers this definitive history and comprehensive exploration of the American militia movement. He demonstrates that this paramilitary movement has deep and barbarous roots. Exposing the movement's political ancestors--the Klan, the Minutemen, the American Nazi Party, Christian Identity, the Posse Comitatus, and The Order--Stern shows how these right-wing extremists connect to today's domestic terrorists. A force upon the plain explains how this country has gotten to a point where thousands of well-armed men and women have become so certain that their country is under siege and their leaders cannot be trusted that they believe the only possible defense lies with them and their guns. It uncovers the ways in which these men and women have used newsletters, the Internet, short-wave radio and political campaigns to spread their message of hate across the country and even into the halls of Congress. Militia members have shot police officers, threatened government workers, been arrested in armed confrontations, calmly explained how it might be necessary to kill government officials, and still feel comfortable enough to run newspaper ads for their meetings and lobby their legislators. Stern explains why these things have happened and what may come next
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committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stern, Kenneth S.
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.V5
LC item number
S836 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political violence
  • Militia movements
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Radicalism
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Militia movements
  • Political violence
  • Radicalism
  • Paramilitaire bewegingen
  • Miliz
  • Radikalismus
  • United States
  • USA
Label
A force upon the plain : the American militia movement and the politics of hate, Kenneth S. Stern
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-293) 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780684819167
Lccn
95049228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33664807
  • (OCoLC)ocm33664807
Label
A force upon the plain : the American militia movement and the politics of hate, Kenneth S. Stern
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-293) 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780684819167
Lccn
95049228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33664807
  • (OCoLC)ocm33664807

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