Extremists: Gadflies of American Society

Extremists: Gadflies of American Society


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“Extremism tends to flourish in times of crisis,” writes Jules Archer. It comes in all shapes and sizes and attaches itself to various causes. You can find extremism at the beginning with the founding fathers, extremists in the eyes of the British government and you can most definitely find it today. Jules Archer chronicles a history of extremists such as:

The Klu Klux Klan,
and Prohibitionists.
With vintage cartoons and prints to further explain the subject, Jules Archer reports the fascinating history of protests in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634501644
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Series: Jules Archer History for Young Readers Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jules Archer was one of the most respected names in nonfiction for young people. During his lifetime he published over seventy books, which have been translated into twelve languages throughout the world. He lived in Scotts Valley California until his death in 2008.

Brianna Dumont is a self-proclaimed history buff with a degree in art history and archaeology as well as classics. She has traveled extensively in search of great museums and historical sites to visit. When she is home, she is an independent historian and full-time writer who is quickly becoming best friends with her local librarian. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

1 What Is Extremism? I

2 Ear-Slicers, Witch-Hunters, and Roughnecks 13

3 The Extremists of 1776 25

4 "March with Me into the Towns!" 36

5 Mob Hysteria Against Masons and Catholics 48

6 Attacks on Privilege 61

7 The Extremist World of Horace Greeley 73

8 Imperialists, Vigilantes, and Know-Nothings 85

9 Civil War Extremists, the K.K.K., and Indian-Killers 97

10 Monopolists, Bomb-Throwers, and Saloon-Wreckers 110

11 "By George and By Jingo!" 121

12 Robber Barons, Wobblies, and Super-Patriots 133

13 Jazz Age and Depression Extremists 146

14 Hitlerites and Stalimtes 158

15 McCarthyism Falls; Birchism Rises 170

16 Extremism in the Sixties 182

Bibliography 199

Index 202

About the Author 211

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