Jackboots, White Hoods, and the White Bible: The Fusion of the KKK, American Nazis, and Christian Identity
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
During the tumultuous twentieth century, three visually and dogmatically distinct white supremacist movements came together to bring forth a mostly unified front against their common enemies—integration, miscegenation, and various elaborate fictional conspiracies. At times antagonistic to one another, by November 1979, the stage was set for the beginnings of a movement rooted in solidarity. This thesis seeks to answer how and why the early distrust between the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Movement developed, as well as how this was overcome through the near-universal adoption of a fringe, conspiracy-minded branch of Protestant Christianity. By tracing the biographies of these organizations and movements during key moments in history, this thesis will answer the question of how and when the movements prior to 2001 came together and laid the groundwork for modern, nebulous partnerships during the twenty-first century.
ExtremismFascismNazismRace RelationsTerrorismWhite Supremacy
Buchenau, JurgenMassino, Jill
Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2021.
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