Hoods and Shirts: The Extreme Right in Pennsylvania, 1925-1950 (Hardback)Philip Jenkins (author)
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Pennsylvania's cities were a stronghold of several of the most active extremist movements, and Jenkins argues that while the threats they posed were often exaggerated to benefit the solidarity of the political mainstream, a loose coalition of dozens of these groups nevertheless constituted a formidable political presence in the state. In chapters on each of the major organizations, Jenkins traces their common commitment to a fascist agenda as well as the ethnic and religious differences that divided them. His comprehensive analysis sheds new light on how these right-wing movements influenced the mainstream of American politics in the interwar years.
Originally published in 1997.
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|From the Ku Klux Klan to Father Coughlin's Christian Front, the first full-length study to examine, compare, and assess the political influence of right-wing extremist groups during the second quarter of the twentieth century.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 30 mm