Studying the US Political Right - General Bibliography

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Hard Right-Introductory

Hard Right-General

Overviews of Populism

Right-Wing Populism and Nativism

US Populist Party - 1800s

Patriot and Militia Movements

Hard Right

Hard Right-Introductory

Books & Reports

  • Kenneth S. Stern, A Force Upon the Plain: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996).
  • Michael Kazin, The Populist Persuasion: An American History. (New York: Basic Books, 1995).
  • Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics," in The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965).
  • David H. Bennett, The Party of Fear: The American Far Right from Nativism to the Militia Movement (Revised and Updated), (New York: Vintage Books, 1995 (1988).
  • Eric Ward, ed., The Second Revolution: States Rights', Sovereignty, and Power of the County, (Seattle, Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment [Peanut Butter Publishing], 1997).
  • Eric Ward, ed., Conspiracies: Real Grievances, Paranoia, and Mass Movements, (Seattle, Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment [Peanut Butter Publishing], 1996).
  • Robert Crawford, S. L. Gardiner, Jonathan Mozzochi, and R. L. Taylor, The Northwest Imperative: Documenting a Decade Of Hate, (Portland, OR: Coalition for Human Dignity, and, Seattle, WA: Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, 1994).
  • Chip Berlet, Right Woos Left: Populist Party, LaRouchian, and Other Neo- fascist Overtures to Progressives and Why They Must Be Rejected, report, revised edition, (Cambridge, MA: Political Research Associates, 1994 (1991)).

Articles & Chapters

  • Chip Berlet, "The Violence of Right-Wing Populism," Peace Review, 7:3/4 (1995: Journals Oxford, Ltd.), 283-288.

Hard Right-General

Books & Reports

  • David H. Bennett, The Party of Fear: The American Far Right from Nativism to the Militia Movement (Revised and Updated), (New York: Vintage Books, 1995 (1988).
  • Robert A. Schoenberger, ed., The American Right Wing: Readings in Political Behavior, (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1969).

Articles & Chapters

  • Charles Jeffrey Kraft, A Preliminary Socio-Economic & State Demographic Profile of the John Birch Society, (Cambridge, MA: Political Research Associates (PRA), 1992).

Overviews of Populism

Books & Reports

  • Margaret Canovan, Populism (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981).
  • Michael Kazin, The Populist Persuasion: An American History. (New York: Basic Books, 1995).

Right-Wing Populism and Nativism

Books & Reports

  • Catherine McNicol Stock, Rural Radicals: Righteous Rage in the American Grain, (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996).
  • Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics," in The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965).
  • Seymour Martin Lipset and Earl Raab, The Politics of Unreason: Right-Wing Extremism in America, 1790-1970 (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970).
  • Ray Allen Billington, The Origins of Nativism in the United States 1800-1844 (New York: Arno Press Inc., 1974).
  • John Higham, Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism 1860-1925 (New York: Atheneum, 1972).
  • Alan Brinkley, Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and the Great Depression (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1982).
  • Jonathan Mozzochi and L. Events Rhinegard, Rambo, Gnomes and the New World Order: The Emerging Politics of Populism, (Portland, OR: Coalition for Human Dignity, 1991)
  • Chip Berlet, Right Woos Left: Populist Party, LaRouchian, and Other Neo- fascist Overtures to Progressives and Why They Must Be Rejected. (Revised). (Cambridge, MA: Political Research Associates, 1994).

Articles & Chapters

  • Chip Berlet, "The Violence of Right-Wing Populism," Peace Review, 7:3/4 (1995: Journals Oxford, Ltd.), 283-288.
  • Tarso Luís Ramos, "Feint to the Left: The Growing Popularity of Populism," Portland Alliance, (Oregon), Dec. 1991, pp. 13, 18.
  • Mark Rupert, "Globalization and the Reconstruction of Common Sense in the US," in S. Gill and J. Mittelman, eds., Innovation and Transformation in International Studies, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

US Populist Party - 1800s

Books & Reports

  • Lawrence Goodwyn, The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978).

Patriot and Militia Movements

Books & Reports

  • Kenneth S. Stern, A Force Upon the Plain: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996).
  • Jess Walter, Every Knee Shall Bow: The Truth and Tragedy of Ruby Ridge and the Randy Weaver Family, (New York: Regan Books, 1995).
  • Morris Dees (with James Corcoran), Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat, (New York: HarperCollins, 1996).
  • Thomas Halpern and Brian Levin, The Limitis of Dissent: The Constitutional Status of Armed Civilian Militias, (Amherst, MA: Aletheia Press, 1996).
  • Richard Abanes, American Militias: Rebellion, Racism & Religion, (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1996).
  • James Corcoran, Bitter Harvest: The Birth of Paramilitary Terrorism in the Heartland, (New York: Viking Penguin, 1995 (1990)).
  • Joel Dyer, Harvest of Rage: Why Oklahoma City is Only the Beginning, (New York: Westview, 1997).
  • James A. Aho, The Politics of Righteousness: Idaho Christian Patriotism, (Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 1990).
  • James William Gibson, Warrior Dreams: Paramilitary Culture in Post Viet Nam America, (New York: Hill & Wang, 1994).
  • Mary Rupert, "The Patriot Movement and the Roots of Fascism," in Susan Allen Nan, et. al. eds., Windows to Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Framing our Field, (Fairfax, VA: Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 1997).
  • Kristen Rand, "Gun Shows in America: Tupperware® Parties for Criminals," Violence Policy Center, 1996.
  • Devin Burghart and Robert Crawford, Guns and Gavels: Common Law Courts, Militias & White Supremacy, (Portland, OR: Coalition for Human Dignity, 1996).
  • Robert Crawford, S. L. Gardiner, Jonathan Mozzochi, and R. L. Taylor, The Northwest Imperative: Documenting a Decade Of Hate, (Portland, OR: Coalition for Human Dignity, and, Seattle, WA: Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, 1994).

Articles & Chapters

  • Daniel Junas, "Rise of the Citizen Militias: Angry White Guys with Guns," CovertAction Quarterly, spring 1995.
  • Chip Berlet & Matthew N. Lyons; "Militia Nation," The Progressive, June 1995, pp. 22-25.
  • Janet Biehl,"Militia Fever: The Fallacy of "Neither Left nor Right," Green Perspectives, A Social Ecology Publication, Number 37, April 1996.

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