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Palgrave Macmillan

Enemies of Humanity

The Nineteenth-Century War on Terrorism

ISBN 9780230264533
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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This collection of essays offers a fresh perspective on the definition and origins of terrorism, broadening the field to include slave revolts and urban tensions, and considering how the "war on terrorism" had already matured by 1870 as a way to justify often bloody campaigns against labor unions, nationalist freedom fighters, and reformers.

Isaac Land is an Assistant Professor of History at Indiana State University.

PART 1: FEARING THE CROWD: REVOLUTION AND ATROCITY * Feel the Terror: Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France / Peter C. Messer * Unworthy of Liberty?: Slavery, Terror, and Revolution in Haiti / Laurent Dubois * Vindictive Ferocity: Virginia's Response to the Nat Turner Rebellion / Bryan Rommel-Ruiz * PART 2: KEEPING THE PEACE: A WAR WITHOUT AN ENDING * 1867 All Over Again?: Insurgency and Terrorism in a Liberal State / Brian Jenkins * The Making of Russian Revolutionary Terrorism / Claudia Verhoeven * Men with the Faces of Brutes: Physiognomy, Urban Anxieties, and Police States / Isaac Land * PART 3: WAGING TOTAL WAR: THE LOGIC OF RETRIBUTION * Vast and Cool and Unsympathetic: From The Descent of Man to "The Empire of the Ants" / Matthew Candelaria * The Savage Wars of Peace: Wars Against Terrorism in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and India / G.K. Peatling * Half Devil and Half Child: America's War with Terror in the Philippines, 1899-1902 / John Coats * The War against Terrorism in Late Imperial and Early Soviet Russia / Hugh Phillips

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