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The Resource American panic : a history of who scares us and why, Mark Stein

American panic : a history of who scares us and why, Mark Stein

Label
American panic : a history of who scares us and why
Title
American panic
Title remainder
a history of who scares us and why
Statement of responsibility
Mark Stein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In American Panic, New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim to the hype, intensity, and propaganda that accompanies political panic, regardless of their own personal affiliations. By highlighting the similarities between American political panics from the Salem witch hunt to present-day vehemence over issues such as Latino immigration, gay marriage, and the construction of mosques, Stein closely examines just what it is that causes us as a nation to overreact in the face of widespread and potentially profound change. This book also devotes chapters to African Americans, Native Americans, Catholics, Mormons, Jews, Chinese and Japanese peoples, communists, capitalists, women, and a highly turbulent but largely forgotten panic over Freemasons. Striking similarities in these diverse episodes are revealed in primary documents Stein has unearthed, in which statements from the past could easily be mistaken for statements today. As these similarities come to light, Stein reveals why some people become panicked over particular issues when others do not"--
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DLC
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1951-
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Stein, Mark
Dewey number
306.20973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Panic
  • Fear
  • Moral panics
  • National characteristics, American
  • Political culture
  • Social change
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
Label
American panic : a history of who scares us and why, Mark Stein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index
Control code
BK0013899168
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781137279026
Lccn
2013047097
Label
American panic : a history of who scares us and why, Mark Stein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index
Control code
BK0013899168
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781137279026
Lccn
2013047097

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