The Politics of Unreason: Right Wing Extremism in America, 1790-1970

By Seymour Martin Lipset; Earl Raab | Go to book overview

General Index
See also INDEX OF PROPER NAMES
Abolitionism status displacement, moralism and, 62-67
Abolitionists, 21
absolutism, moralistic, 11, 18
Achievement orientation, cultural, 25-27
Age
anti-Semitism, 442
Birch Society and contemporaries, membership of, 297
conservatism, 451
Coughlinites, 173-74
cultural intolerance, 448
McCarthyites, 228
Quondam Complex, 463
racism and, 370-71, 418-19, 434
Wallace supporters, 367-72, 383, 392-93, 394, 418-19
Agrarianism, 92-93, 213 McCarthyism, 220-21, 232-33
Air Force, radical right activism, 312ff.
Akron, 119, 121
Alabama, 119, 342ff., 378
Alabama, University of, 343
Alien and Sedition Acts, 37
American Independent party, 346-48, 352- 53, 365, 378ff., see also Wallace, George
future of, 413.
local elections, 415-17
American Liberty League, 152, 199-202 membership, 201
American party, see Know-Nothings (American party)
American party (Anti-Masonic), 77-78
American party (Wallacite), 414-15, 417, 419, see also Wallace (George) and Wallace movement
American Prohibition National party, 78-79
American Protective Association (APA), 30, 79-92, 95, 97, 485, 486
hereditary and patriotic societies, 82-83
membership, 86-89, 91
procedural emphases, 79-80
voting patterns and, 90-92
working class and, 83ff.
American Republican Party, 49 ff.
Americans for Constitutional Action, 18, 249
anti-Catholicism, 176, 187
anti-Communism, 275, 442
antielitism, 96
Anti-Masonic movement, 43, 47, 77
anti-Semitism, 160-61, 187
Black Legion, 157, 158
conspiracy theory, 35, 48-49, 77-78, 79, 80, 138-39, 160-61
"cultural baggage" and, 90
Illuminati, 35
immigration, 47ff., 83ff., 96, 489
Ku Klux Klan, 132, 133, 138-39, 329, 442
moralism 80, 98
nativism and, 47ff., 73ff., 95ff.
orthodoxy, Protestant, and, 90
Progressives, 101
Republicans, 73-76, 77
rural, 102
school question, 73-74, 75
secret societies, 77, 79ff.
Silver Shirts, 163
social base, 442
Socialism and, 96, 99, 128
status struggle, 81-83
urban, 47ff., 77ff., 102-3

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables ix
  • Preface xv
  • Notes xxiii
  • Chapter 1 Political Extremism 3
  • Notes 31
  • Chapter 2 Before the Civil War 34
  • Notes 67
  • Chapter 3 the Protestant Crusades from the Civil War to World War I 72
  • Notes 104
  • Chapter 4 the Bigoted Twenties 110
  • Notes 145
  • Chapter 5 the 1930's: Extremism of the Depression 150
  • Notes 202
  • Chapter 6 the 1950's: Mccarthyism 209
  • Notes 245
  • Chapter 7 the Era of the John Birch Society 248
  • Notes 282
  • Chapter 8 the Birch Society and Its Contemporaries: Social Base 288
  • Notes 333
  • Chapter 9 George Wallace and the New Nativism 338
  • Notes 373
  • Chapter 10 George Wallace: the Election and the Electorate 378
  • Notes 424
  • Chapter 11 Extremists and Extremism 428
  • Notes 482
  • Chapter 12 Political Extremism: Past and Future 484
  • Notes 515
  • Methodological Appendix to Chapter 11 517
  • Notes 522
  • General Index 525
  • Index of Proper Names 537
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