Enemies of the state : the radical right in America from FDR to Trump / D.J. Mulloy.
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|Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library||320.5309 MUL (Text)||78551000547182||Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781538141007
- Physical Description: xix, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Updated edition.
- Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Big government on the march: FDR and the roots of the radical right -- Wrestling the octopus: anti-communism and the radical right -- Resisting the tide: civil rights and the radical right -- Out of the wilderness: Ronald Reagan and the new right -- Radicalism rising: conspiracies and anti-statism at century's end -- Tea parties and Trumpism: the radical right in the twenty-first century.
The rise of the alt-right alongside Donald Trump's candidacy may be seem unprecedented events in the history of the United States, but D. J. Mulloy shows us that the radical right has been a long and active part of American politics during the twentieth century. From the German-American Bund to the modern militia movement, he provides a guide for anyone interested in examining the roots of the radical right in the U.S.-in all its many varied forms-going back to the days of the Great Depression, the New Deal and the extraordinary political achievements of Franklin D. Roosevelt. This book offers an informative and highly readable introduction to some of the key developments and events of recent American history including: the fear of the Communist subversion of American society in the aftermath of the Second World War; the rise of the civil rights movement and the “white backlash” this elicited; the apparent decline of liberalism and the ascendancy of conservatism during the economic malaise of the 1970s; Ronald Reagan's triumphant presidential victory in 1980; and the Great Recession of 2007-08 and subsequent election of President Obama.
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