Bring the war home

the white power movement and paramilitary America

339 pages

English language

Published Jan. 1, 2018 by Harvard University Press.

ISBN:
978-0-674-28607-8
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OCLC Number:
1002828074

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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 are not 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 …

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Subjects

  • Race relations
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • White supremacy movements
  • Veterans
  • Paramilitary forces
  • History

Places

  • United States