Violence in America
The United States, while considered
one of the world's most stable representative
democracies, is a nation that has endured its share of
politically-motivated violence. From the riots and
protests that helped bring about the American Revolution,
to the violence and killings in the years leading up to
the American Civil War, on through to the turmoil of the
1960s, American political life has always had a
significant amount of violence as a constrant thread
running through the fabric of American
Below are links and
resources on this issue.
or Sarah Palin: What motivated Arizona shooting
suspect? --Christian Science
Stack Joins Other Domestic Terrorists on the Dark Side of
Commentary, posted Feb. 19, 2010
Force on Political Violence and
Political Science Association
Violence in America--Maps and
statitics on political violence in America
violence common reaction to political
Political Violence in Modern America
Wars --Terry Newell,
Wolf: Leftist Hysteria About Political Violence in the
Violence in America--Mike Lux,
rising threat of political violence in
Blog: The In-Specter
Print Sources on
American Political Violence:
Abelmann, Nancy and John Lie 1995.
Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Ayers, Edward L. 1984. Vengeance and
Justice, Crime and Punishment in the 19th Century
American South. New York: Oxford University
Foner, Eric. 1988. Reconstruction:
American's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. New York:
Harper and Row.
Green, Donald P., Dara Z. Strolovitch,
and Janelle S. Wong. 1998. "Defended Neighborhoods,
Integration and Racially Motivated Crime." American
Journal of Sociology 104 (2): 372-403.
Graham, Hugh Davis. 1970. "The Paradox
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Litwack, Leon F. 1979. Been in the
Storm So Long. New York: Vintage Books.
O'Brien, Gail Williams. 1999. The
color of the law: race, violence, and justice in the
post-World War II South. Chapel Hill, NC: University of
North Carolina Press.
Olzak, Susan. 1992. The Dynamics of
Ethnic Competition and Conflict. Stanford, CA: Stanford
Pinderhughes, Howard. 1993. "The
Anatomy of Racially Motivated Violence in New York City:
A Case Study of Youth in Southern Brooklyn." Social
Problems 40 (4): 478-492.
"Racial Violence against Asian
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Rubinowitz, Leonard S. and Imani
Perry. 2002. "Crimes Without Punishment: White Neighbors'
Resistance to Black Entry." Journal of Criminal Law and
The Southern Poverty Law Center. 1987.
"Move-in" Violence: White Resistance to Neighborhood
Integration in the 1980s.
Sugrue, Thomas J. 1996. The Origins of
Urban Crisis, Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Werner, John M. 1986. Reaping the
bloody harvest: race riots in the United States during
the age of Jackson, 1824-1849. New York: Taylor &
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