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American extremism : history, politics and the militia movement / D. J. Mulloy.

Author/Creator:
Mulloy, D. J., author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (264 p.)
Series:
Routledge studies in extremism and democracy.
Routledge studies in extremism and democracy
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Subjects:
Militia movements -- United States.
Radicalism -- United States.
Right-wing extremists -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
American Extremism explains how at the heart of the politics practiced by the militia movement is an attempt to define the nature of 'Americanism', and shows how militia members employ the myths, metaphors and perceived historical lessons of the American Revolution, the constitutional settlement and America's frontier experience to do so. Mulloy argues that militia members' search for the 'authority of history' leads them to a position best characterized as 'ahistorical historicism', in which political interests in the present are given greater weight than the demands of a historicall
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; Series editors' preface; Introducing the militia movement; Approaching extremism: theoretical perspectives on the far right in American history; Conversations with the dead: the militia movement and American history; A Revolutionary history; A republican tradition; A frontier nation; Conclusion: history and conspiracy; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-134-35802-4
0-203-39037-7
1-280-05482-4
0-203-35206-8
OCLC:
437061334
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203352069 doi