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Mass Murder In The United States

Author : Grant Duwe
ISBN : 9781476604732
Genre : Social Science
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Is mass murder a historically new phenomenon that emerged in the 1960s? How has it changed over time? And what causes a person to commit multiple murders in a matter of hours or even minutes? This book explores these questions by examining 909 mass murders that took place in the United States between 1900 and 1999. By far the largest study on the topic to date, it begins with a look at the patterns and prevalence of mass murders by presenting rates from 1900–1999 and by describing the characteristics of mass killers. Placing the phenomenon within the broader social, political, and economic context of the twentieth century, the work examines the factors that have influenced trends in the prevalence of mass murder. It also discusses more than 100 case studies within three distinct periods of mass murder activity (1900–1939, 1940–1965, and 1966–1999) to illustrate more clearly the motives of mass murderers and the circumstances surrounding their crimes. The final chapters take a look at media coverage and the role it has played in the social construction of mass murder. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Guns In American Society

Author : Gregg Lee Carter
ISBN : 9781576072684
Genre : History
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Alphabetally arranged entries look at the controversies surrounding guns, gun control, and gun violence in the United States.

Murders In The United States

Author : R. Barri Flowers
ISBN : 0786420758
Genre : Social Science
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From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the 20th century saw many murderous events that are difficult to contemplate but have become a part of the national history. This reference book is divided into three parts. Part One, arranged chronologically, details 53 of the most famous murder cases of the 20th century in the United States. In Part Two, over 300 entries (alphabetically arranged by criminal) provide descriptions of crimes and are subdivided into male, female, and juvenile murderers; pair and group murderers; hate crime murderers; and school killings. Part Three features crime events related to over 40 selected victims. Cross references guide the reader to additional information. An index is included.

Investigating Mass Shootings In The United States

Author : Bridey Heing
ISBN : 9781508174622
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In the past ten years mass shootings have become a more frequent tragedy, posing important questions about public safety, mental health, and how the United States can respond to the threat of widespread gun violence. This book explores the history of shootings in the United States, examples of mass shootings and the public debate they sparked, and what experts say can be done to curb gun violence. The book will help young students understand the much discussed tragedies, how the United States is addressing the causes of gun violence, and how mass shootings fit into the larger debate on terrorism.

Mass Shootings Media Myths And Realities

Author : Jaclyn Schildkraut
ISBN : 9781440836534
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides readers and researchers with a critical examination of mass shootings as told by the media, offering research-based, factual answers to oft-asked questions and investigating common myths about these tragic events. • Tackles common misconceptions about mass shootings perpetrated by and through the media and provides information that grounds the realities of such events in empirical evidence • Explores the history of mass shootings, both before and after the infamous 1999 Columbine High School event and shootings that occurred in and out of schools • Addresses common myths associated with mass shooting events by the media, such as how often and where they occur and the absence of any warning signs • Helps readers understand the realities of these events, including their international reach, the potential warning signs, and how evidence associated with the events can provide clues into why they occurred

A Patriot S History Of The United States

Author : Larry Schweikart
ISBN : 9780698173637
Genre : History
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For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.

Guns In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 2nd Edition 3 Volumes

Author : Gregg Lee Carter
ISBN : 9780313386718
Genre : History
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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

Mass Murder In The Sky The Bombing Of Flight 629 Historical True Crime Short

Author : R. Barri Flowers
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Genre : True Crime
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Mass Murder in the Sky: The Bombing of Flight 629 is a 7,063 word historical true crime story about mass killer, Jack Gilbert Graham. It tells the shocking story of hatred, revenge, mass murder, terrorism, and a bizarre dynamite bomb Christmas gift that brought a plane down in the Colorado sky more than half a century ago, killing all forty-four passengers and crew, and the intense investigation that resulted in bringing the killer to justice. On November 1, 1955, United Air Lines Flight 629 took off from Denver, Colorado's Stapleton Airfield en route to Portland, Oregon. Eleven minutes into the flight, there was a tremendous explosion that ended the lives of everyone aboard the ill-fated airliner. A coordinated effort between law enforcement agencies, Civil Aeronautics Board investigators, and United Air Lines officials led to identifying the killer as Jack Graham, whose very own mother was aboard the plane and targeted to die. The truth is certainly far more frightening than fiction as this tale will attest to... Bonus material includes a complete tale on British serial killers, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley by R. Barri Flowers from his true crime anthology, SERIAL KILLER COUPLES: Bonded by Sexual Depravity, Abduction, and Murder; and excerpts from the author's bestselling true crime classic, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego.

Starkweather

Author : Jeff O'Donnell
ISBN : 0934904316
Genre : Social Science
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From the Introduction: By the time Starkweather and Fugate were run down and captured on a lonely, windswept highway in Wyoming three days later, eleven people lay dead, murdered in cold blood. At the time, it was the second worst case of multiple murder in the United States history; only Howard Unruh's killing of 13 people in 1949 topped Starkweather's feat. People in Nebraska today have vivid memories of exactly what they were doing when it became known a mass murderer was on the loose. My dad, an elementary school principal in a town just south of Lincoln, remembers sending children home early in the afternoon with the armed fathers. There was no telling when or where Charlie, along with his female accomplice Caril Fugate, would show up to murder again. Residents of eastern Nebraska hastened to defend themselves. Sporting goods stores quickly sold out of handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Farmers carried guns on their way to and from their normal chores and field work. In Lincoln itself, where six bodies were found, there was a near panic as National Guard troops were called out by Governor Anderson and were ordered to patrol the streets in troop trucks and jeeps. They carried riot guns, machine guns and rifles. Fear of the unknown gripped all of Nebraska and parts of the Midwest as body after body was discovered. Starkweather and his female accomplice appeared indiscriminate in both their choice of victims and the locations of the crimes. It was thought they could be lurking anywhere at any time. Exasperated lawmen, conducting the largest manhunt in the history of the midlands, remained always a corpse behind. When finally caught in Wyoming, the murderous duo had left behind the following victims: Robert Colver, 21, gas stating attendant; Marion Bartlett, 57, Caril Fugate's stepfather; Velda Bartlett, 36, Carils' mother; Betty Jean Bartlett, 2 1/2, Caril's stepsister; August Meyer, 70, farmer near Bennet; Robert Jensen, 17, of Bennet; Carol King, 16, of Bennet; C. Lauer Ward, 48, prominent Lincoln businessman; Clara Ward, 4, his wife; Lillian Fencl, 51, the Ward's maid; and Merle Collison, 37, shoe salesman. Starkweather and Fugate were finally stopped near Douglas, Wyoming, following a wild car chase, with officers pursuing them at speeds exceeding 110 miles per hour. Charlie and Caril were eventually returned to Lincoln where they stood trial. Charlie was convicted of murder and electrocuted on June 25, 1959. Caril Fugate was convicted of second-degree murder and sentence to life imprisonment.

Holocaust Responses To The Persecution And Mass Murder Of The Jews

Author : David Cesarani
ISBN : 0415318718
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