Rioting in America

Rioting in America

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... a sweeping, analytical synethsis of collective violence from the colonial experience to the present." -American StudiesGilje has written `the book' on rioting throughout American history." -The Historian... a thorough, illuminating, and at times harrowing account of man's inhumanity to man." -William and Mary Quarterly... fulfills its title's promise as an encyclopedic study... an impressive accomplishment and required reading for anyone interested in America's contentious past." -Journal of the Early RepublicGilje has written a thought-provoking survey of the social context of American riots and popular disorders from the Colonial period to the late 20th century.... a must read for anyone interested in riots." -ChoiceIn this wide-ranging survey of rioting in America, Paul A. Gilje argues that we cannot fully comprehend the history of the United States without an understanding of the impact of rioting. Exploring the rationale of the American mob brings to light the grievances that motivate its behavior and the historical circumstances that drive the choices it makes. Gilje's unusual lens makes for an eye-opening view of the American people and their history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 156.2 x 233.9 x 19.8mm | 447.88g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253212626
  • 9780253212627
  • 1,512,285

Table of contents

Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Disorder and Order in Colonial America Chapter 2: Rioting in the Revolution Chapter 3: Democracy Unleashed Chapter 4: The Tragedy of Race Chapter 5: Brink of Anarchy Chapter 6: Democracy Entrenched Epilogue Appendix: Counting Riots Notes Index
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