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The Resource Bring the war home : the white power movement and paramilitary America, Kathleen Belew

Bring the war home : the white power movement and paramilitary America, Kathleen Belew

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Bring the war home : the white power movement and paramilitary America
Title
Bring the war home
Title remainder
the white power movement and paramilitary America
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Belew
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Language
eng
Summary
The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried out--with military precision--an escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers arenot lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and apocalypse. In Bring the War Home, Kathleen Belew gives us the first full history of the movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War and made tragic headlines in the 1995 bombing of Oklahoma City. Returning to an America ripped apart by a war which, in their view, they were not allowed to win, a small but driven group of veterans, active-duty personnel, and civilian supporters concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. They unified people from a variety of militant groups, including Klansmen, neo-Nazis, skinheads, radical tax protestors,and white separatists. The white power movement operated with discipline and clarity, undertaking assassinations, mercenary soldiering, armed robbery, counterfeiting, and weapons trafficking. Its command structure gave women a prominent place in brokeringintergroup alliances and bearing future recruits. Belew's disturbing history reveals how war cannot be contained in time and space. In its wake, grievances intensify and violence becomes a logical course of action for some. Bring the War Home argues forawareness of the heightened potential for paramilitarism in a present defined by ongoing war.--
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1981-
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Belew, Kathleen
Dewey number
320.56/909073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • White supremacy movements
  • Paramilitary forces
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
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Bring the war home : the white power movement and paramilitary America, Kathleen Belew
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-317) and index
Contents
Part I. Formation: The Vietnam War story -- Building the underground -- A unified movement -- Mercenaries and paramilitary praxis -- Part II. The war comes home: The revolutionary turn -- Weapons of war -- Race war and white women -- Part III. Apocalypse:Ruby Ridge, Waco, and militarized policing -- The bombing of Oklahoma City
Control code
BK0021483622
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 339 pages
Isbn
9780674286078
Lccn
2017041043
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bring the war home : the white power movement and paramilitary America, Kathleen Belew
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-317) and index
Contents
Part I. Formation: The Vietnam War story -- Building the underground -- A unified movement -- Mercenaries and paramilitary praxis -- Part II. The war comes home: The revolutionary turn -- Weapons of war -- Race war and white women -- Part III. Apocalypse:Ruby Ridge, Waco, and militarized policing -- The bombing of Oklahoma City
Control code
BK0021483622
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 339 pages
Isbn
9780674286078
Lccn
2017041043
Other physical details
illustrations

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