Lecture Description

An exploration of the little-known history of terrorism in the United States with an emphasis on the 1920 bombing of Wall Street, based on Gage’s 2010 book. This lecture focuses on the invention of terrorism as a form of political protest and its role within early anti-capitalist movements in the United States. It also grapples with some of the most controversial events of its day, including the rise of the Bureau of Investigation, the federal campaign against immigrant “terrorists,” the grassroots effort to define and protect civil liberties, and the establishment of anti-communism as the sine qua non of American politics.


Capitalism Crime, Violence, Incarceration

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