Rioting in America: (Interdisciplinary Studies in History (ISH))

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... a sweeping, analytical synethsis of collective violence from the colonial experience to the present." ―American Studies

Gilje has written ‘the book’ on rioting throughout American history." ―The Historian

... a thorough, illuminating, and at times harrowing account of man’s inhumanity to man." ―William and Mary Quarterly

... fulfills its title's promise as an encyclopedic study... an impressive accomplishment and required reading for anyone interested in America's contentious past." ―Journal of the Early Republic

Gilje has written a thought-provoking survey of the social context of American riots and popular disorders from the Colonial period to the late 20th century.... a must read for anyone interested in riots." ―Choice

In this wide-ranging survey of rioting in America, Paul A. Gilje argues that we cannot fully comprehend the history of the United States without an understanding of the impact of rioting. Exploring the rationale of the American mob brings to light the grievances that motivate its behavior and the historical circumstances that drive the choices it makes. Gilje’s unusual lens makes for an eye-opening view of the American people and their history.

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Paul A. Gilje is Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma and author of The Road to Mobocracy: Popular Disorder in New York City: 1763-1834.

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""Anyone interested in understanding group conflict and violence in American society today ought to read Gilje's illuminating and penetrating analysis"." -- Harvard Sitkoff, University of New Hampshire

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