Minutemen, 1963-1969: Evolution of the Militia Movement in America (Part I)




The Minutemen was a militant anti-Communist organization formed in the early 1960s. The Minutemen believed that Communism would soon take over all of America. The group armed themselves, and was preparing to take back the country from the "subversives." The Minutemen organized themselves into small cells and stockpiled weapons for an anticipated counter-revolution. This collection sets the stage for the political evolution of the contemporary militia movement by detailing the philosophies and activities of one early example of the changed definition of "militia". Primary sources from the FBI detail the philosophy, leader, plans and programs of the Minutemen organization.


Political Science, United States History

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