Studying the US Political Right: General Bibliography

Far Right-Introductory

Far Right-General

Far Right Movements, Groups, and Individuals

Populist Influences in Fascism and Nazism

Right Wing in Europe & International Perspectives


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Far Right

Far Right-Introductory

Books & Reports

  • Raphael S. Ezekiel, The Racist Mind: Portraits of American Neo-Nazis and Klansmen, (New York: Viking, 1995).
  • Betty A. Dobratz and Stephanie L. Shanks-Meile, "White Power, White Pride!" The White Separatist Movement in the United States, (New York, Twayne Publishers, 1997).
  • Philip Lamy, Millennium Rage: Survivalists, White Supremacists, and the Doomsday Prophecy, (New York: Plenum, 1996).
  • Michael Barkun, Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement, (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994).
  • Leonard Zeskind, The "Christian Identity" Movement, (Atlanta, GA: Center for Democratic Renewal/Division of Church and Society, National Council of Churches, 1987).
  • James Ridgeway, Blood in the Face, (New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1990).
  • Wyn Craig Wade, The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America, (New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1987).
  • David M. Chalmers, Hooded Americanism: The First Century of the Ku Klux Klan 1865-1965 (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965).

Far Right-General

Far Right Movements, Groups, and Individuals

Books & Reports

  • Raphael S. Ezekiel, The Racist Mind: Portraits of American Neo-Nazis and Klansmen, (New York: Viking, 1995).
  • Betty A. Dobratz and Stephanie L. Shanks-Meile, "White Power, White Pride!" The White Separatist Movement in the United States, (New York, Twayne Publishers, 1997).
  • Jeffrey Kaplan, Radical Religion in America: Millenarian Movements from the Far Right to the Children of Noah, (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1997).
  • Michael Barkun, Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement, (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994).
  • Kathleen M. Blee, Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991).
  • James Ridgeway, Blood in the Face (New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1990).
  • Leonard Zeskind, The "Christian Identity" Movement, (Atlanta, GA: Center for Democratic Renewal/Division of Church and Society, National Council of Churches, 1987).
  • Cheri Seymour, Committee of the States: Inside the Radical Right, (Mariposa, CA: Camden Place Communications, 1991.
  • Wyn Craig Wade, The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America, (New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1987).
  • David M. Chalmers, Hooded Americanism: The First Century of the Ku Klux Klan 1865-1965 (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965).

Articles & Chapters

  • Betty A. Dobratz and Stephanie Shanks-Meile, "Conflict in the White Supremacist/Racialist Movement in the United States, International Journal of Group Tensions, Vol. 25, No. 1, 1995, pp. 57-75.

Populist Influences in Fascism and Nazism

Books & Reports

  • Peter Fritzsche, Rehearsals for Fascism: Populism and Political Mobilization in Weimar Germany. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990).
  • Betty Dobratz, and Stephanie Shanks-Meile, "The Contemporary Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party: A Comparison to American Populism at the Turn of the Century," Humanity and Society (1988), pp. 20-50.
  • David Forgacs, ed., Rethinking Italian Fascism: Capitalism, Populism and Culture, (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1986).
  • George Seldes, Sawdust Caesar: The Untold History of Mussolini and Fascism, (New York and London: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1935).

Articles & Chapters

  • Umberto Eco, "Ur-Fascism" [Eternal Fascism], New York Review of Books, June 22, 1995.
  • Kevin Phillips, "The Politics of Frustration," The New York Times Magazine, April 12, 1992.
  • Victor C. Ferkiss, "Populist Influences on American Fascism," Western Political Quarterly (1957), pp. 350-373.

Right Wing in Europe & International Perspectives

Books & Reports

  • Roger Eatwell and Noel O'Sullivan, eds. The Nature of the Right: American and European Politics and Political Thought Since 1789, (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1989).
  • Amy Ansell, New Right, New Racism: Race and Reaction in the United States and Britain, (New York: NYU Press, 1997).
  • Anna Marie Smith, New Right Discourse on Race & Sexuality, (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1994).
  • Hans-Georg Betz, Radical Right-wing Populism in Western Europe, New York: St. Martins Press, 1994.
  • Luciano Cheles, Ronnie Ferguson, and Michalina Vaughan, eds. The Far Right in Western and Eastern Europe, 2nd edition, (New York: Longman Publishing, 1995 (1991)).
  • Janet Biehl & Peter Staudenmaier, Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience, (Edinburgh: AK Press, 1995).

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