Aryan Cowboys: White Supremacists and the Search for a New by Evelyn A. Schlatter

By Evelyn A. Schlatter

During the final 3rd of the 20 th century, white supremacists moved, either actually and within the collective mind's eye, from hour of darkness rides via Mississippi to broadband-wired cabins in Montana. yet whereas rural Montana can be at the geographical edge of the rustic, white supremacist teams weren't driven there, and they're faraway from "fringe parts" of society, as many american citizens want to think. Evelyn Schlatter's startling research describes what percentage of the recent white supremacist teams within the West have co-opted the region's mythology and surroundings in accordance with longstanding ideals approximately American personality and show up future to form an natural, home-grown movement.

Dissatisfied with the urbanized, culturally innovative coasts, disenfranchised via affirmative motion and immigration, white supremacists have discovered new desire within the outdated excellent of the West as a land of chance ready to be settled through self-reliant conventional households. a few even envision the quarter as a possible white place of origin. teams corresponding to Aryan international locations, The Order, and Posse Comitatus use arguable matters equivalent to affirmative motion, anti-Semitism, immigration, and faith to create sympathy for his or her extremist perspectives between mainstream whites—while providing a "solution" within the renowned belief of the West as a spot of freedom, chance, and get away from glossy society. Aryan Cowboys exposes the exclusionist message of this "American" perfect, whereas documenting its harmful appeal.

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