Killing Congress

Killing Congress : Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations and Other Violence Against Members of Congress

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Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations, and other Violence Enacted on Members of the U.S. Congress analyzes all assassinations, attempted assassinations, and other violent acts carried out on members of Congress. Each chapter focuses on a particular incident, describing the events, the people involved, and the consequences of the violence.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 157.48 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 3 black & white illustrations, 14 black & white halftones, 1 tables
  • 0739183591
  • 9780739183595

Review quote

Acts of violence against elected officials cast a tragic pall on the political landscape. While much research has addressed presidential assassinations, comparatively little has addressed violence against members of Congress. Marion and Oliver's well-researched book captures a comprehensive study of assassinations and attempts-and, from earlier years of the republic, caning attacks perpetrated by members of Congress-against U.S. Representatives and Senators. Offering rich historical context, victim and offender profiles, and careful descriptions of each incident, the volume is a compelling read which will no doubt be of value to criminologists, political and criminal justice historians, security professionals, and the general public. -- Stephen S. Owen, Radford Universityshow more

About Nancy E. Marion

Nancy E. Marion is professor of political science at the University of Akron. Willard M. Oliver is professor of criminal justice at Sam Houston State University.show more

Table of contents

Preface Part I Assassinations Chapter 1: Representative James Hinds (1868) Chapter 2: Representative Thomas Haughey (1869) Chapter 3: Representative John Pinckney (1905) Chapter 4: Senator Huey P. Long (1935) Chapter 5: Senator Ted Kennedy (1968) Chapter 6: Representative Leo Ryan (1978) Chapter 7: Representative McDonald (1983) Part II: Attempted Assassinations Chapter 8: U.S. House of Representatives (1954) Chapter 9: Representative Gabrielle Giffords (2011) Part III: Canings Chapter 10: Matthew Representative Lyon (1798) Chapter 11: Representative William Stanberry (1832) Chapter 12: Representative Charles Sumner (1856) Chapter 13: Representative Josiah Grinnell (1866) Part IV: Threats and Violence Chapter 14: Other Threats and Violence Bibliographyshow more