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Days of rage : America's radical underground, the FBI, and the forgotten age of revolutionary violence

by Burrough, Bryan, 1961-

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An account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and America's revolutionary counterculture documents terrorist activities stemming from radical beliefs, tracing the stories of such groups as the Weathermen and the Black Liberation Army. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue
  • "The revolution ain't tomorrow. It's now. You dig?" : Sam Melville and the birth of the American underground
  • "Negroes with guns" : Black rage and the road to revolution
  • Weatherman.
  • "You say you want a revolution" : the Movement and the emergence of Weatherman
  • "As to killing people, we were prepared to do that" : Weatherman, January to March 1970
  • The Townhouse : Weatherman, March to June 1970
  • "Responsible terrorism" : Weatherman, June 1970 to October 1970
  • The wrong side of history : Weatherman and the FBI, October 1970 to April 1971
  • The Black Liberation Army.
  • "An army of angry niggas" : the birth of the Black Liberation Army, Spring 1971
  • The rise of the BLA : the Black Liberation Army, June 1971 to February 1972
  • "We got pretty small" : the Weather Underground and the FBI, 1971-72
  • Blood in the streets of Babylon : The Black Liberation Army, 1973
  • The second wave.
  • The dragon unleashed : the rise of the Symbionese Liberation Army : November 1973 to February 1974
  • "Patty has been kidnapped" : the Symbionese Liberation Army, February to May 1974
  • What Patty Hearst wrought : the rise of the post-SLA underground
  • "The Belfast of North America" : Patty Hearst, the SLA, and the Mad Bombers of San Francisco
  • Hard times : the death of the Weather Underground
  • "Welcome to Fear City" : the FALN, 1976 to 1978
  • "Armed revolutionary love" : the odyssey of Ray Levasseur
  • Bombs and diapers : Ray Levasseur's odyssey, part II
  • Out with a bang.
  • The Family : the Pan-Radical Alliance, 1977 to 1979
  • Jailbreaks and captures : the Family and the FALN, 1979-80
  • The scales of justice : trials, surrenders, and the Family, 1980-81
  • The last revolutionaries : the United Freedom Front, 1981 to 1984.