It may be tempting to think of terrorism as a foreign phenomenon, something that could never happen in the United States. But terrorism perpetrated by Americans within U.S. borders is very real. Domestic Terrorism chronicles the role of terrorism in American history, examining left-wing, right-wing, and single-issue terrorism. This book analyzes major American terrorist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Weather Underground, ELF, and the Symbionese Liberation Army. It also includes a section on how to confront domestic terrorism. This comprehensive title is a useful tool for students who want to understand the history of American terrorism and its roots within present-day society.
Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Source notes. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.
About the Author(s)
Jack Levin, Ph.D., is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology, as well as the director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University, where he teaches courses in hate and violence. Dr. Levin received his B.A. in sociology from American International College, his M.S. in communication research, and his Ph.D. in sociology from Boston University. He has authored or coauthored 26 books, including Mass Murder: America's Growing Menace, The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder, and The Violence of Hate. Dr. Levin has published more than 150 articles in professional journals and newspapers, such as The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today. He was also honored by the Massachusetts Council for Advancement and Support of Education as its "Professor of the Year" and has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.