Studying the US Political Right-Introductory Bibliography

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Hard Right

  • Aho, James A. 1990. The Politics of Righteousness: Idaho Christian Patriotism. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

  • Bennett, David H. 1995 [1988]. The Party of Fear: The American Far Right from Nativism to the Militia Movement. Revised and updated. New York: Vintage Books.

  • Berlet, Chip and Matthew N. Lyons. 2000. Right Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort, (New York: Guilford Press.

  • Berlet, Chip. 1994 [1991]. 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.

  • Chermak, Steven M. 2002. Searching for a Demon: The Media Construction of the Militia Movement. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

  • Corcoran, James. [1990] 1995. Bitter Harvest: The Birth of Paramilitary Terrorism in the Heartland. New York: Viking Penguin.

  • Crawford, Robert and S. L. Gardiner, Jonathan Mozzochi, and R. L. Taylor. 1994. The Northwest Imperative: Documenting a Decade Of Hate, (Portland, OR: Coalition for Human Dignity, and, Seattle, WA: Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment.

  • Crothers, Lane. 2003. Rage on the Right: The American Militia Movement from Ruby Ridge to Homeland Security. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Freilich, Joshua D. 2003. American Militias: State Level Variations in Militia Activities. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing.

  • Gallaher, Carolyn. 2002. On the Fault Line: Race, Class, and the American Patriot Movement. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

  • Hofstadter, Richard. 1965. "The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” in The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays (New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

  • Kazin, Michael. 1995. The Populist Persuasion: An American History, (New York: Basic Books.

  • Levitas, Daniel. 2002. The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right. New York: St. Martin's.

  • Perea, Juan, ed. 1997. Immigrants Out! The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States, (New York: New York University Press.

  • Rupert, Mark. 2000. Ideologies of Globalization: Contending Visions of a New World Order. London: Routledge.

  • Stern, Kenneth S. 1996. A Force Upon the Plain: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate. New York: Simon & Schuster.

  • Ward, Eric, ed. 1996. Conspiracies: Real Grievances, Paranoia, and Mass Movements. Seattle: Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment [Peanut Butter Publishing].

  • Ward, Eric, ed. 1997. The Second Revolution: States Rights’, Sovereignty, and Power of the County. Seattle: Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment [Peanut Butter Publishing].



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

White Nationalism & Ultra Right

  • Barkun, Michael. 1994. Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

  • Blee, Kathleen M. 2002. Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement. Berkeley: University of California Press.

  • Chalmers, David M. 1965. Hooded Americanism: The First Century of the Ku Klux Klan 1865-1965. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.

  • Dobratz, Betty A., and Stephanie L. Shanks-Meile. 1997 . “White Power, White Pride!” The White Separatist Movement in the United States. New York: Twayne Publishers.

  • Ezekiel, Raphael S. 1995. The Racist Mind: Portraits of American Neo–Nazis and Klansmen. New York: Viking.

  • Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas. 2002. Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity. New York: NYU Press.

  • Hamm, Mark S. 1994. American Skinheads: The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime. Westport, Conn.: Praeger.

  • Hamm, Mark S. 1997. Apocalypse in Oklahoma: Waco and Ruby Ridge Revenged. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

  • Kaplan, Jeffrey, and Tore Bjørgo. 1998. Nation and Race: The Developing Euro-American Racist Subculture. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

  • Lamy, Philip. 1996. Millennium Rage: Survivalists, White Supremacists, and the Doomsday Prophecy. New York: Plenum.

  • Mintz, Frank P. 1985. The Liberty Lobby and the American Right: Race, Conspiracy, and Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
    Ridgeway, James. 1990. Blood in the Face. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press.

  • Wade, Wyn Craig. 1987. The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc.

  • Zeskind, Leonard. 1987. The "Christian Identity" Movement. Atlanta, GA: Center for Democratic Renewal/Division of Church and Society, National Council of Churches.


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