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The politics of unreason : right-wing extremism in America, 1790-1977

Author: Seymour Martin Lipset; Earl Raab
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1978.
Series: Phoenix books, P75.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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"Analyzes the role of right-wing extremist politics in American life from 1790 until the present ... ranging from the Anti-Masonic Party, the Know-Nothings, and the American Protective Association ... to the Ku Klux Klan, the John Birch Society, the George Wallace campaigns of recent times, and assorted proto-fascist movements"--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Martin Lipset; Earl Raab
ISBN: 0226484572 9780226484570
OCLC Number: 4369909
Description: xxiv, 581 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Political extremism --
Before the Civil War --
The Protestant Crusades form the Civil War to World War I --
The bigoted twenties --
The 1930's: extremism of the Depression --
The 1950's: McCarthyism --
The era of the John Birch Society --
The Birch Society and its contemporaries: social base --
George Wallace and the new nativism --
George Wallace: the election and the electorate --
Extremists and extremism --
Political extremism: past and future --
Epilogue: the 1970's.
Series Title: Phoenix books, P75.
Responsibility: Seymour Martin Lipset and Earl Raab.

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"Analyzes the role of right-wing extremist politics in American life from 1790 until the present ... ranging from the Anti-Masonic Party, the Know-Nothings, and the American Protective Association ... to the Ku Klux Klan, the John Birch Society, the George Wallace campaigns of recent times, and assorted proto-fascist movements"--Back cover.

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