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American Radicalism—Left, Right, and Rural

Catherine McNicol Stock

in Rural Radicals

Published by Cornell University Press

Published in print October 2017 | ISBN: 9781501714030
Published online May 2018 | e-ISBN: 9781501714047
American Radicalism—Left, Right, and Rural

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The bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was a stunning and shocking tragedy. But it had long historical and political roots in the American countryside, where a unique cultural context bred class and race resentments in a frontier environment that promoted violence at all levels.

Keywords: Murrah Federal Building; Timothy McVeigh; Terry Nichols; Frontier; Guns; Egalitarianism; Violence; Racism; Militia

Chapter.  5285 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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