Date Thesis Awarded

5-2012

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

History

Advisor

Kathrin Levitan

Committee Member

Frederick C. Corney

Committee Member

Kathrin Seidl-Gomez

Abstract

Major-General J. F. C. Fuller was among the most influential leaders of the British Union of Fascists during the latter part of the 1930s. My thesis explores Fuller's role in the British Fascist movement both as a political and military theorist and as a political activist and parliamentary candidate. Although Fuller's primary contribution to British fascism was his effort to moderate the BUF's violent image and ideology (hoping to transform the BUF into an institution consistent with what he conceived to be "British" values), he was nevertheless a virulent anti-Semite who was closely associated with some of the most extreme elements British pro-Nazi fringe. Fuller's role within the BUF was therefore ambiguous - while he was in some senses an important voice for moderation, he was at the same time one of the party's most extreme and committed ideologues.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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