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Rage on the Right : The American Militia Movement from Ruby Ridge to the Trump Presidency, Paperback / softback Book

Rage on the Right : The American Militia Movement from Ruby Ridge to the Trump Presidency Paperback / softback


Rage on the Right examines the rise, fall, and reemergence of the militia/alt-right movement from the 1990s through 2018.

Using the lenses of history, culture, ideology, and social movement theory Crothers explores the diverse ways contemporary right-wing social movements have used American social and economic context to build themselves into a potent force in American political life.

Just as the 1990s militia movement drew life from deeply embedded values and myths central to American political culture and political history, so, too, do the contemporary militia and alt-right movements. Right-wing social movements are as American as apple pieand must be understood as a core and enduring component of American political life.

Ideal for undergraduate courses on social movements, political violence, and contemporary political history, this text explores the cultural rootedness of the militia and alt-right in America while also understanding the ways contemporary politics build on historical legacies to promote right wing populism in the United States. Highlights Traces the evolution of the militia and alt-right movements in the United States since the 1990s Situates right-wing populism in its cultural and ideological position in American politics Examines interaction of key events in the history of the militia and alt-right movements in the US with actions of entrepreneurial movement leaders and supporters in government and society Links the rise of the Donald Trump as candidate and president to the (re)emergence of the militia and the alt-right in the United States


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 5 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Political ideologies
  • ISBN: 9781538115831

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