How have American militias shaped the nation? And why do ‘militia movements’ keep returning to the fore of our national politics?
On Now & Then, Heather and Joanne discuss the role of militias in the 1786 Shays’ Rebellion, during the tumultuous Reconstruction years, and in the 1990s ‘Modern Militia Movement.’
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