Oregon Historical Quarterly
Fascism, White supremacy movements
Two document cases in the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) Research Library's George Rennar papers contain significant documentation of White supremacist organizations that developed in Oregon during the period between World War I and World War II. In this Research Files article, Shane Burley and Alexander Reid Ross highlight connections found within the collection between the variety of interlinked, racist, and nationalist organizations during that time period. Burley and Ross argue that while “membership numbers remained relatively small, these organizations provided a crucial link to the development of radical right-wing groups during the postwar era.”
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Burley, S., & Ross, A. R. (2019). From Nativism to White Power: Mid-Twentieth-Century White Supremacist Movements in Oregon. Oregon Historical Quarterly, 120(4), 564-587.