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Introductory Bibliography
for Studying U.S. Right-Wing Political and Social Movements

Conservative Right - U.S.

Ansell, Amy Elizabeth, ed. 1998. Unraveling the Right: The New Conservatism in American Thought and Politics. New York: Westview.

Balz, Daniel J., and Ronald Brownstein. 1996. Storming the Gates: Protest Politics and the Republican Revival. Boston: Little, Brown.

Berlet, Chip and Matthew N. Lyons. 2000. Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort. New York: Guilford Press.

Black, Earl, and Merle Black. 2002. The Rise of Southern Republicans. New York, N.Y.: Belknap/Harvard.

Brennan, Mary C. 1995. Turning Right in the Sixties: The Conservative Capture of the GOP. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Callahan, David. 1999. $1 Billion for Ideas: Conservative Think Tanks in the 1990s, report. Washington, DC: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

Covington, Sally. 1997. Moving a Public Policy Agenda: The Strategic Philanthropy of Conservative Foundations. Washington, DC: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

Diamond, Sara. 1995. Roads to Dominion: Right–Wing Movements and Political Power in the United States. New York: Guilford.

Easton, Nina J. 2000. Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Crusade. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Faludi, Susan. 1992. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. New York: Doubleday.

Ferguson, Thomas, and Joel Rogers. 1986. Right Turn: The Decline of the Democrats and the Future of American Politics. New York: Hill and Wang.

Frank, Thomas. 2004. What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. New York: Metropolitan Books.

Hardisty, Jean V. 1999. Mobilizing Resentment: Conservative Resurgence from the John Birch Society to the Promise Keepers. Boston: Beacon.

Himmelstein, Jerome L. 1990. To The Right: The Transformation of American Conservatism. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Hodgson, Godfrey. 1996. The World Turned Right Side Up: A History of the Conservative Ascendancy in America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Kazin, Michael. 1995. The Populist Persuasion: An American History. New York: Basic Books.

Krehely, Jeff, Meaghan House, and Emily Kernan. 2004. Axis of Ideology: Conservative Foundations and Public Policy. Washington, D.C.: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (March).

Lakoff, George. [1996] 2002. Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think. Chicago: University of Chicago.

Lo, Clarence Y. H. and Michael Schwartz, eds. 1998. Social Policy and the Conservative Agenda. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

McGirr, Lisa. 2001. Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Micklethwait, John and Adrian Woodridge. 2004. The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America. New York, Penguin Press.

Perlstein, Rick. 2001. Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus. New York: Hill and Wang.

Schoenwald, Jonathan M. 2001. A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Christian Right, Dominionism, & Theocracy

Ammerman, Nancy T. 1991. “North American Protestant Fundamentalism,” in Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby, eds., Fundamentalisms Observed, The Fundamentalism Project 1, pp. 1-65. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Balmer, Randall. 1999. Blessed Assurance: A History of Evangelicalism in America. Boston: Beacon Press

Barron, Bruce. 1992. Heaven on Earth? The Social and Political Agendas of Dominion Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervon.

Blanchard, Dallas A. 1994. The Anti–Abortion Movement and the Rise of the Religious Right. New York: Twayne Publishers.

Boston, Rob. 1996. The Most Dangerous Man in America?: Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books.

———. 2000. Close Encounters With the Religious Right: Journeys into the Twilight Zone of Religion and Politics. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books.

———. 2003. Why the Religious Right Is Wrong About Separation of Church and State. 2nd ed. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books.

Brasher, Brenda E. 1998. Godly Women: Fundamentalism and Female Power. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Center for Reproductive Law and Policy. 1998. Tipping the Scales: The Christian Right’s Legal Crusade Against Choice. New York: by the author.

Clarkson, Fred. 1997. Eternal Hostility: The Struggle between Theocracy and Democracy. Monroe, ME: Common Courage.

Cuneo, Michael W. 1997. The Smoke of Satan: Conservative and Traditionalist Dissent in Contemporary American Catholicism. New York: Oxford University Press.

Diamond, Sara. 1989. Spiritual Warfare: The Politics of the Christian Right. Boston: South End Press.

———. 1998. Not by Politics Alone: The Enduring Influence of the Christian Right. New York: Guilford Press.

Durham, Martin. 2000. The Christian Right, the Far Right and the Boundaries of American Conservatism. Manchester: Manchester University.

Herman, Didi. 1997. The Antigay Agenda: Orthodox Vision and the Christian Right. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Kaplan, Esther. 2004. With God on Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy, and Democracy in George W. Bush’s White House. New York: The New Press.

Kintz, Linda. 1997. Between Jesus and the Market: The Emotions that Matter in Right-Wing America. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Kintz, Linda and Julia Lesage, eds. 1998. Culture, Media, and the Religious Right. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Marsden, George. 1991. Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Martin, William. 1996. With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America. New York: Broadway Books.

Mason, Carol. 2002. Killing for Life: The Apocalyptic Narrative of Pro-Life Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Pierard, Richard V. and Robert Dean Linder. 1988. Civil Religion & the Presidency. Grand Rapids, Mich: Academie Books.

Ribuffo, Leo P. 1983. The Old Christian Right: The Protestant Far Right from the Great Depression to the Cold War. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Sine, Tom. 1995. Cease Fire: Searching for Sanity in America’s Culture Wars. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans.

Apocalyptic Dualism

Abanes, Richard. 1998. End-Time Visions: The Road to Armageddon? New York: Four Walls Eight Windows.

Aukerman, Dale. 1993. Reckoning with Apocalypse. New York: Crossroad.

Barkun, Michael. 2003. A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America. Berkeley: Univ. of California.

Boyer, Paul S. 1992. When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap/Harvard University Press.

Brent, Sandy, D. 2002. Plowshares & Pruning Hooks: Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity.

Camp, Gregory S. 1997. Selling Fear: Conspiracy Theories and End-Times Paranoia. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books.

Cohn, Norman. [1957] 1970. The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages. Revised and expanded. New York: Oxford University Press.

———. 1993. Cosmos, Chaos and the World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith. New Haven: Yale University Press.

FitzGerald, Frances. 1985. "The American Millennium." The New Yorker, November 11, pp. 105-196.

Frykholm, Amy Johnson. 2004. Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America. New York: Oxford University Press.

Fuller, Robert C. 1995. Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession. New York: Oxford University Press.

Harding, Susan. 1994. "Imagining the Last Days: The Politics of Apocalyptic Language," in Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby, eds., Accounting for Fundamentalisms, The Fundamentalism Project, vol. 4, pp.57-78. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Northcott, Michael. 2004. An Angel Directs The Storm. Apocalyptic Religion & American Empire. London: I.B. Tauris.

O’Leary, Stephen D. 1994. Arguing the Apocalypse: A Theory of Millennial Rhetoric. New York: Oxford University Press.

Quinby, Lee. 1994. Anti-Apocalypse: Exercises in Genealogical Criticism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Rossing, Barbara A. 2004. The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation. Boulder, CO: Westview.

Stewart, Kathleen and Susan Harding. 1999. "Bad Endings: American Apocalypsis." Annual Review of Anthropology, 28, pp. 285-310.

Strozier, Charles B. (1994). Apocalypse: On the Psychology of Fundamentalism in America. Boston: Beacon Press.

Thompson, Damian. (1997). The End of Time: Faith and Fear in the Shadow of the Millennium. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England

Global Theocratic Fundamentalism

Armstrong, Karen. 2001. The Battle for God. New York: Ballantine Books.

Gorenberg, Gershom. 2000. The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount. New York: The Free Press.

Juergensmeyer, Mark. 2000. Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence. Berkeley: University of California.

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