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Author Barkun, Michael.

Title Religion and the racist right : the origins of the Christian Identity movement / Michael Barkun.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  320.56 BARK    DUE 08-01-21
Edition Rev. ed.
Physical description xv, 330 pages : 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. The Emergence of Christian Identity. 1. The Origins of British-Israelism. 2. British-Israelism in America: The Early Years, 1870-1928. 3. British-Israelism and Anti-Semitism: The Anglo-Saxon Federation of America, 1928-1945. 4. Creating Christian Identity, 1937-1975 -- Pt. 2. Christian Identity Doctrine. 5. British-Israel Millennialism. 6. Christian Identity's Millenarian Vision of History. 7. The Demonization of the Jews, 1: Racial Anti-Semitism. 8. The Demonization of the Jews, 2: Children of Cain. 9. The Demonization of the Jews, 3: "Satan's Spawn" -- Pt. 3. Christian Identity and the Political System. 10. Racial Politics. 11. The Order and Territorial Separation. 12. Conclusion: The Politics of Ultimacy. 13. Epilogue: Oklahoma City and the Rise of the Militias.
Summary "A superb model of scholarship on a subject loaded with polemics and misunderstanding". Church Hlstory
"Well written, informative, and thoughtful". American Political Science Review
"Religion and the Racist Right is a singular achievement".
New York Times Book Review
"A fascinating and terrifying account .... Deserves to be read by anyone concerned with Christian or political extremism in America". Kirkus Reviews
According to Michael Barkun, many white supremacist groups of the radical right are deeply committed to the distinctive but little-recognized religious position known as Christian Identity. In Religion and the Racist Right (1994), Barkun provided the first sustained exploration of the ideological and organizational development of the Christian Identity movement.
In a new chapter written for the revised edition, he traces the role of Christian Identity figures in the dramatic events of the first half of the 1990s, from the Oklahoma City bombing and the risk of the militia movement to the Freemen standoff in Montana. Barkun also explores the government's evolving response to these challenges to the legitimacy of the state.
For all readers concerned with the prejudice and escalating violence of white supremacy movements, including the Oklahoma City bombing and the Freemen standoff
Subject White supremacy movements -- United States -- History.
Anglo-Israelism -- United States -- History.
United States -- Race relations.
ISBN 0807846384 (paperback: alk. paper)
0807823287 (cloth : alk. paper)