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The Politics Of Losing (eBook)

Trump, The Klan, And The Mainstreaming Of Resentment

de Kevin Estep e Rory Mcveigh 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Edição ou reimpressão: janeiro de 2019
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The Ku Klux Klan has peaked three times in American history: after the Civil War, around the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and in the 1920s, when the Klan spread farthest and fastest. Recruiting millions of members even in non-Southern states, the Klans nationalist insurgency burst into mainstream politics. Almost one hundred years later, once again the pent-up anger of white Americans left behind by a changing economy has directed itself at immigrants and cultural outsiders and roiled a presidential election.

InThe Politics of Losing, Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep trace the parallels between the 1920s Klan and todays right-wing backlash, identifying the conditions that allow white nationalism to emerge from the shadows. White middle-class Protestant Americans in the 1920s found themselves stranded by an economy that was increasingly industrialized and fueled by immigrant labor. Mirroring the Klans earlier tactics, Donald Trump delivered a message that mingled economic populism with deep cultural resentments. McVeigh and Estep present a sociological analysis of the Klans outbreaks that goes beyond Trump the individual to show how his rise to power was made possible by a convergence of circumstances. The experience of declining privilege and perceptions of lost power can trigger a political backlash that overtly asserts white-nationalist goals.The Politics of Losing offers a rigorous and readable explanation for a recurrent phenomenon in American history, with important lessons about the origins of our alarming political climate.

The Politics Of Losing
Trump, The Klan, And The Mainstreaming Of Resentment
de Kevin Estep e Rory Mcveigh 
ISBN: 9780231548700 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: PDF i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  História  >  História da América

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