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Cycles of Violence

CYCLES OF VIOLENCE The motivating issues vary, but episodes of violent political upheaval in the United States are surprisingly regular. NUMBER OF 80 VIOLENT EVENTS PER 5 YEARS -1920 Racial tensions, unrest among workers and anticommunist -1870 feeling surged in the aftermath of the First World War. Racial, class and political tensions peaked during and after the Civil War. 60 -1970 40 The civil-rights movement, social change and opposition to the Vietnam War marked the tumultuous 1960s. 20 « RACIALLY MOTIVATED « LABOUR OR ECONOMIC « POLITICAL « VILIGANTE 1800 1820 1840 1860 1880 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 2000

Cycles of Violence

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Advocates of 'cliodynamics' say that they can use scientific methods to illuminate the past. But historians are not so sure.

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