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Domestic Terrorism
A Reference Handbook
by Tomislav Han
December 2026, 350pp, 6 x 9
1 volume, ABC-CLIO

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7905-0
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Acts of domestic terrorism accounted for more that 22,000 casualties in the United States between 1969 and 2009, including 5,600 deaths.

This book offers insights into domestic terrorism through a thorough definition and explanation of the topic, its history, critical aspects, and current and future trends.

Much of the existing literature on domestic terrorism, as opposed to international terrorism, is inadequate in various ways. Comprehensive surveys are few and far between, so works tend to cover particular aspects of terrorism instead of the big picture. In addition to these deficiencies, many of the publications about domestic terrorism use specialized jargon and are essentially experts talking to other experts—making the information inaccessible for most students. This book rectifies that deficiency by providing a thorough and approachable discussion about one of the most important issues of our time.

This work will help readers understand the societal and political forces that drive domestic terrorism; efforts to thwart domestic terrorism; and societal, religious, political, and economic drivers of participation in such activities. It also provides authoritative accountings of specific and important episodes of domestic terrorism, as well as assessments of law enforcement and homeland security actors charged with protecting the United States from such attacks.


  • Provides readers with vital historical and current information on the forces driving domestic terrorism and efforts to protect the United States from such acts
  • Highlights and discusses various social, political, law enforcement, and national security issues related to domestic terrorism
  • Offers perspectives from a variety of scholars on specific aspects of domestic terrorism
  • Provides profiles of important or notorious individuals and organizations related to the issue of domestic terrorism
Tomislav Han holds a PhD in intellectual history and is an author of reference works in history and political science and specializes in political philosophy and theory. He has taught at several universities and worked for a number of years as a management consultant.

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