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Rural Radicals: Righteous Rage in the American Grain

Catherine McNicol Stock


This book originally appeared in the wake of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Written for a general audience, it asks where these “angry, white, rural men” came from and how their movements and grievances both stayed the same and changed over time. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols acted in a long line of rural protesters on the left and the right—including the nineteenth century Populists--- who crusaded against big government, big business, and big banks. At the same time, and with little sense of contradiction, rural people also used violence to ... More

Keywords: Populists, Populism, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City bombing, Rural America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501714030
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine McNicol Stock, author
Connecticut College