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Guide to Radical Politics in the United States

by Susan Burgess and Kate Leeman CQ Press
Pub Date:
06/2016
ISBN:
9781452292274
Format:
Hbk 384 pages
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This unique guide will provide an overview of radical U.S. political movements on both the left and the right sides of the ideological spectrum, with a focus on analyzing the origins and trajectory of the various movements and the impact that movement ideas and activities have had on mainstream American politics.


 


The CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States is organized thematically, with each chapter focusing on a prominent arena of radical activism in the United States. The chapters will trace the chronological development of these extreme leftist and rightist movements throughout U.S. history. Each chapter will include a discussion of central individuals, organizations, and events as well as their impact on popular opinion, political discourse and public policy. For movements that have arisen multiple times throughout U.S. history (nativism, religious, radical labor, separatists), the chapter will trace the history over time but the analysis will emphasize its most recent manifestations. Sidebar features will be included in each chapter to provide additional contextual information to facilitate increased understanding of the topic.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 
Susan Burgess is a Professor of Political Science and Women s Studies at Ohio University. She is the author of the book, The Founding Fathers, Pop Culture, and Constitutional Law: Who s Your Daddy? From the Ashgate series on Law, Justice and Power.


 


Kate Leeman, Ohio University