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The Resource The politics of losing : Trump, the Klan, and the mainstreaming of resentment, Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep

The politics of losing : Trump, the Klan, and the mainstreaming of resentment, Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep

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The politics of losing : Trump, the Klan, and the mainstreaming of resentment
Title
The politics of losing
Title remainder
Trump, the Klan, and the mainstreaming of resentment
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Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep
Title variation
Trump, the Klan, and the mainstreaming of resentment
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eng
Summary
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 Klan's 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. In The Politics of Losing, Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep trace the parallels between the 1920s Klan and today's 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 Klan's earlier tactics, Donald Trump delivered a message that mingled economic populism with deep cultural resentments. McVeigh and Estep present a sociological analysis of the Klan's 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.0Exhibition:
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McVeigh, Rory
Dewey number
320.56/909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Estep, Kevin
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  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Trump, Donald
  • Trump, Donald
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • White nationalism
  • White supremacy movements
  • Whites
  • United States
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • White nationalism
  • White supremacy movements
  • Whites
  • United States
  • United States
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The politics of losing : Trump, the Klan, and the mainstreaming of resentment, Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Ku Klux Klan in American history -- Power and political alignments -- Economics and white nationalism -- Where Trump found his base -- Politics and white nationalism -- Status and white nationalism -- White nationalism versus the press -- The future of white nationalism and American politics
Control code
on1035441661
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780231190060
Lccn
2018048997
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)1035441661
Label
The politics of losing : Trump, the Klan, and the mainstreaming of resentment, Rory McVeigh and Kevin Estep
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The Ku Klux Klan in American history -- Power and political alignments -- Economics and white nationalism -- Where Trump found his base -- Politics and white nationalism -- Status and white nationalism -- White nationalism versus the press -- The future of white nationalism and American politics
Control code
on1035441661
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780231190060
Lccn
2018048997
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)1035441661

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