The National States Rights Party

A History


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About the Book

Founded in 1958 by members of America’s first postwar domestic Nazi-inspired movement, the National States Rights Party developed both as a political protest movement and as a vehicle of violent resistance to the black civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Its acts of terrorism made international headlines and claimed multiple lives. Evidence suggests that Party members were involved in the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King. Officially dissolved in 1987, the National States Rights Party was revived in 2005 and one of its original founders remains active in racial agitation on the Internet.

About the Author(s)

Michael Newton is an award-winning author of numerous books on topics ranging from cryptozoology to civil rights and organized crime. He lives in Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Michael Newton
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 276
Bibliographic Info: 112 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6603-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2881-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface 1
Author’s Note 2
Introduction: The American Reich 3
1. Dragon’s Teeth 11
2. “All deliberate speed” 31
3. Birth of the Party 42
4. Shock Waves 52
5. Reading, Writing and Riots 65
6. Mayhem 86
7. “It happened like I told you” 100
8. A “segregated superbomb” 115
9. Dirty Wars 124
10. Ballots and Bullets 130
11. ­Un-American 141
12. Night Terrors 153
13. Dream Killers 163
14. Rumors of War 174
15. Under Fire 189
16. Last Gasp? 198
Appendix A. NSRP Constitution (1958) 209
Appendix B. “Why Vote States Rights” (1960) 233
Appendix C. NSRP Platform (1980) 236
Chapter Notes 239
Bibliography 254
Index 259