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CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States
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CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States



April 2016 | 384 pages | CQ Press

The CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States is a unique work which provides an overview of radical U.S. political movements on both the left and the right sides of the ideological spectrum. It focuses on analyzing the origins and trajectory of the various movements, and the impact that movement ideas and activities have had on mainstream American politics. 

This guide is organized thematically, with each chapter focusing on a prominent arena of radical activism in the United States.

These chapters will:

  • Trace the chronological development of these extreme leftist and rightist movements throughout U.S. history
  • Include a discussion of central individuals, organizations, and events, as well as their impact on popular opinion, political discourse, and public policy
  • Include sidebar features to provide additional contextual information to facilitate increased understanding of the topic

Seeking to provide an accessible, balanced, and well-documented discussion of topics often overlooked in political science, this book includes an introduction to anarchism, communism, and socialism as well as the Chicano movement, civilian border patrols, Black power, the Ku Klux Klan, ACT-UP, the militia movement, Occupy Wall Street, farmers’ rebellions, Earth First!, the Animal Environmental Liberation Front, and many others.

"In a straightforward, nonjudgmental style and an easily readable format, including photographs and feature stories, this attractive book focuses on social, minority, labor, environmental, and gender movements from the late 19th century to the present... Guide is an excellent resource for high school and junior college students as well as laypeople interested in researching history, political science, labor, gender, or minority studies...

Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates."
J. Q. Vance
Walla Walla Community College
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Susan R. Burgess

Susan Burgess is a professor of political science at Ohio University, with areas of interest in U.S. politics, constitutional law, radical politics, gender and sexuality, and popular culture. She is the author of The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues; The Founding Fathers, Pop Culture, and Constitutional Law: Who's Your Daddy?; and Contest for Constitutional Authority: The Abortion and War Powers Debates. More About Author

Kathryn Clare Leeman

Kate Leeman writes, edits, and conducts research for the George Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, a center for academic and applied research at Ohio University focused on government and nonprofit leadership, economic development, and the environment. Leeman also conducts research on poverty prevention and amelioration policy, most recently co-authoring a study commissioned by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency on the impact of the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) industry on rural access to affordable housing. More About Author

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