Sam Jackson is an assistant professor in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany.
Jackson provides the most detailed examination of Oath Keepers that we have, developing our understanding of how right-wing extremist groups rhetorically use the past to further their political interests in the present. -- D. J. Mulloy, author of <i>Enemies of the State: The Radical Right in America from FDR to Trump</i> Jackson's prescient analysis of antigovernment extremism couldn't be more timely or important. Oath Keepers is an essential contribution to our understanding of the growing appeal and violent potential of ever-evolving forms of domestic extremism. -- Cynthia Miller-Idriss, author of <i>Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right</i> Sam Jackson's Oath Keepers is a welcome addition to the sparse literature on right-wing antigovernment extremists in the United States. His concise but compelling examination of one of the major groups in the militia/patriot movement really adds to our understanding of how such groups conceptualize themselves and their cause and how their beliefs translate into action. -- Mark Pitcavage, senior research fellow, Center on Extremism, Anti-Defamation League Jackson's meticulous research shines a much-needed light on Oath Keepers-a highly visible but little understood domestic extremist organization. Jackson delves into the complexities of the group's rhetoric and activities, offering important insights into how extremists frame their appeal for wider audiences. An important text on the movement for years to come. -- J. M. Berger, author of <i>Extremism</i> A groundbreaking study of how antigovernment extremism is reaching new audiences with fear-based stories that call supporters to vigilante action. Oath Keepers is a must-read for anyone concerned with this growing threat to the foundations of democratic governance. -- Kathleen Blee, author of <i>Understanding Racist Activism: Theory, Methods, and Research</i>