The Resource America's culture of terrorism : violence, capitalism, and the written word, Jeffory A. Clymer, (electronic resource)

America's culture of terrorism : violence, capitalism, and the written word, Jeffory A. Clymer, (electronic resource)

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America's culture of terrorism : violence, capitalism, and the written word
Title
America's culture of terrorism
Title remainder
violence, capitalism, and the written word
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Jeffory A. Clymer
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Language
eng
Summary
Although the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 shocked the world, America has confronted terrorism at home for well over a century. With the invention of dynamite in 1866, Americans began to worry about anonymous acts of mass violence in a way that differed from previous generations' fears of urban riots, slave uprisings, and mob violence. Focusing on the volatile period between the 1886 Haymarket bombing and the 1920 bombing outside J. P. Morgan's Wall Street office, Jeffory Clymer argues that economic and cultural displacements caused by the expansion of industrial capitalism directly influenced evolving ideas about terrorism.In America's Culture of Terrorism, Clymer uncovers the roots of American terrorism and its impact on American identity by exploring the literary works of Henry James, Ida B. Wells, Jack London, Thomas Dixon, and Covington Hall, as well as trial transcripts, media reports, and the cultural rhetoric surrounding terrorist acts of the day. He demonstrates that the rise of mass media and the pressures of the industrial wage-labor economy both fueled the development of terrorism and shaped society's response to it. His analysis not only sheds new light on American literature and culture a century ago but also offers insights into the contemporary understanding of terrorism
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Midwest
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Clymer, Jeffory A
Dewey number
363.3/2/0973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Cultural studies of the United States
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  • Terrorism
  • Violence
  • Capitalism
  • Mass media
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
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America's culture of terrorism : violence, capitalism, and the written word, Jeffory A. Clymer, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780807861516
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11709944
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MWT11709944
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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America's culture of terrorism : violence, capitalism, and the written word, Jeffory A. Clymer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807861516
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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11709944
Publisher number
MWT11709944
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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