Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History by Stephen E Atkins

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Right-wing extremism in America has had an established presence from the 1930s through the present day. The election of America's first African-American president and the resuscitation of "big government" policymaking have stimulated a reaction from, and a reemergence of, right-wing extremists, Neo-Nazis, racist skinheads, and white supremacists. Unfortunately, it seems Americans are still living in an age of extremism.

The Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism in Modern American History provides useful, authoritative information about these groups and their histories, covering conservative extremism from the 1930s onward, such as white supremacist groups and neo-Nazis, Christian Identity and other right-wing religious movements, and anti-American government extremists. An introductory overview, insightful conclusion chapter, and useful, up-to-date bibliography are also included.

 

About Stephen E Atkins

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STEPHEN E. ATKINS is Assistant University Librarian for Collection Management, Texas A&M University Libraries. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Iowa. He is the author of Encyclopedia of Modern American Extremists and Extremist Groups (Greenwood, 2002), Dictionary of Atomic Energy (Greenwood, 2000), which received the Booklist Editor's Choice Awards for 2000, Terrorism: A Handbook (1992), Arms Control and Disarmament, Defense and Military, International Security and Peace: An Annotated Guide to Sources 1980-1987 (1989), and The Academic Library in the American University (1989), as well as numerous journal articles on arms control.
 
Published September 13, 2011 by ABC-CLIO. 345 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference.

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An excellent starting point for those interested in exploring American fringe political movements since 1930, especially considering that the 2008 election of a liberal African American p

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