Teaching Students about Political Extremism with Gale Case Studies

| By Gale Staff | People may feel that the growing political division in the United States, and even around the world, is something new. Although intensified by issues such as a global pandemic, growing civil rights protests, and the use of social media to express one’s opinions, political extremism isn’t a new idea. It’s … Read more

Political Extremism and Radicalism: Far-Right Groups in America: A Sneak Peek

| By Rachel Holt, Gale Primary Sources Acquisitions Editor | We recently released Far-Right Groups in America, the second installment of the Political Extremism and Radicalism digital archive series. Through rare and unique primary sources, it documents the rise of polarized politics in one of the world’s largest and most influential democracies from a right-wing … Read more

Booklist Calls the Political Extremism & Radicalism Series “Invaluable”

| By Gale Staff | The rise of polarized politics in Western democracies over the last decade calls for greater research into extremist and radical thinking. The Political Extremism and Radicalism series is one of the first, and most comprehensive, digitized collections to offer unprecedented access to rare and highly sort-after primary sources concerning a … Read more

How Gale Builds Databases

| Originally published by Library Journal, written by Jennifer A. Dixon | Online databases have transformed the ways researchers use materials, in particular primary sources. Publishers’ approaches to gathering and organizing online collections are diverse, but all require forming relationships with libraries and archives and considering how researchers use their platforms.  Recently, Library Journal spoke … Read more

Political Extremism & Radicalism Archive: Why Create it and Why it is Important Now More Than Ever?

| By Rachel Holt, Acquisitions Editor | When telling friends and family that I was working on a digital archive focusing on right-wing extremists, far-left militants and a wide range of radical movements in between, the most common response was ‘why’?  To answer that I must explain the motivation that triggered this project, as well as why … Read more

Twenty-Five Years Later: The Murder of Stephen Lawrence

“The community was already in mourning… they were really frightened when their young ones go out, because they don’t know when the police be knocking the door.” Interview with an anonymous source by Dr Gavin Bailey, Manchester Metropolitan University and Dr Ben Lee, Lancaster University, 2015, which will be featured in Gale’s Political Extremism & … Read more