Read e-book online Allegiance to Liberty: The Changing Face of Patriots, PDF

By Barry Balleck

This provocative quantity explores how and why the be aware "patriot" has been appropriated via those that struggle opposed to the U.S. government—sometimes advocating violence in help in their goals.

• Addresses the wide variety of "patriot" teams at the moment energetic within the usa, masking their origins and present actions and what they display approximately America's political state

• Profiles famous patriot teams

• Discusses the political, monetary, and social dynamics that perpetuate the expansion of those activities

• Explores how and why such teams advanced from guardians of the rules of restricted executive to proponents of radicalized violence opposed to these they see as being towards their beliefs

• Overviews the congruence of patriotism and political violence in U.S. historical past, corresponding to how disillusionment within the wake of the Civil struggle supplied fodder for the forming of the Klu Klux Klan

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