A History of Terrorism on U.S. Soil

Gabriel Arana

Since the invention of dynamite in 1867, ideological radicals on both the left and right have used the awful spectacle of explosives to draw our national attention to political causes, to protest policy, and to inspire fear. Although the means and methods of such attacks have changed dramatically, there have been few more jarring images of this country’s social and political upheaval than those left in the wake of an exploded bomb.