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Rural RadicalsRighteous Rage in the American Grain$
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Catherine McNicol Stock

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501714030

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.001.0001

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American Radicalism—Left, Right, and Rural

American Radicalism—Left, Right, and Rural

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(p.1) Introduction American Radicalism—Left, Right, and Rural
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Rural Radicals
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Catherine McNicol Stock

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.003.0001

The bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was a stunning and shocking tragedy. But it had long historical and political roots in the American countryside, where a unique cultural context bred class and race resentments in a frontier environment that promoted violence at all levels.

Keywords:   Murrah Federal Building, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, Frontier, Guns, Egalitarianism, Violence, Racism, Militia

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