Violence in American Life

Archive Report

Prevalence of Violence in United States

If violence, in the words of Negro militant H. Rap Brown, is “as American as cherry pie,”1 realization of that fact comes as a shock to a country which has prided itself on being “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The nation's tremendous resources and the vigor of its polyglot population usually made it possible in the past to allay group tensions without great difficulty. That has become almost impossible in a time of nationwide outbreaks of racial rioting, student rebellions across the country, and endless anti-war and anti-draft demonstrations and parades.

Violence in the United States has become the subject of constant and at times obsessive discussion, not because it is new in American ...

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