Christian Party (United States, 1930s)

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The Christian Party was an American fascist political party founded by William Dudley Pelley in 1935.[1] The party can be considered the political wing of Pelley's paramilitary organization, the Silver Legion of America. It ran with Pelley as its candidate for the 1936 presidential campaign[2] (Silver Legion member Willard Kemp was the vice presidential candidate). Pelley gained just 1,600 votes in the election.[3] The party was quickly dissolved after the United States entered World War II.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barkun, Michael (1997). Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of the Christian Identity Movement. UNC Press Books. p. 91. ISBN 9780807846384.
  2. ^ http://northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/william-dudley-pelley-1885-1965/
  3. ^ "William Dudley Pelley". American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press. 1999.