Conspiracy Theories in American History

Ebook, History / United States / General

“Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia” is the first comprehensive, research-based, scholarly study of the pervasiveness of our deeply ingrained culture of conspiracy. From the Puritan witch trials to the Masons, from the Red Scare to Watergate, Whitewater, and the War on Terror, this encyclopedia covers conspiracy theories across the breadth of U.S. history, examining the individuals, organizations, and ideas behind them. Its over 300 alphabetical entries cover both the documented records of actual conspiracies and the cultural and political significance of specific conspiracy speculations.

Neither promoting nor dismissing any theory, the entries move beyond the usual biased rhetoric to provide a clear-sighted, dispassionate look at each conspiracy (real or imagined). Readers will come to understand the political and social contexts in which these theories arose, the mindsets and motivations of the people promoting them, the real impact of society’s reactions to conspiracy fears, warranted or not, and the verdict (when verifiable) that history has passed on each case.

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Conspiracy Theories In American History


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Author by : Peter Knight
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2003
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO

A reference guide to conspiracy theory presents over 300 entries describing events and theories, analyzing the

American Conspiracy Theories


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Author by : Joseph E. Uscinski
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-08-05
Publisher by : Oxford University Press

We are living in an age of conspiracy theories, whether it's enduring, widely held beliefs such as government

Henry James And The Queerness Of Style


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Author by : Mark Fenster
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008
Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press

The true meaning of being fashionably late in Henry James’s late works.

Conspiracy Theories In American History A L Vol 2 M Z


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Author by : Peter Knight
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2003
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Conspiracy Theory In America


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Author by : Lance deHaven-Smith
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-04-15
Publisher by : University of Texas Press

Asserts that the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated

Real Enemies


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Author by : Kathryn S. Olmsted
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2011-03-11
Publisher by : Oxford University Press

This timely book links the explosion of conspiracy theories about the U.S. government in recent years to the r

The Paranoid Style In American Politics


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Author by : Richard Hofstadter
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-01-04
Publisher by : Vintage

This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electora

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