The Girls Historical Context

Joy Williams (writer)
This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Girls.
This section contains 642 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Girls Study Guide

Terrorism

Terrorism is an act of indiscriminate violence against civilians carried out by people of some political or religious affiliation with the intention of subverting the dominant power. Worldwide numbers of people who have died as a result of terror are usually much fewer than one thousand per year, as reported by the U.S. Department of the State, which has collected statistics on terrorism since 1968. The numbers of people killed or injured in terrorist attacks worldwide was especially high in 2001 at more than 3,500. Terrorist attacks have been a means of exerting pressure around the world for much of human history but were prominent in the minds of Americans in the early 2000s because of attacks such as the one against the U.S.S. Cole off the coast of Yemen on October 12, 2000 (17 dead and 40 wounded) and the one against the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September...

(read more)

This section contains 642 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Girls Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Girls from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook