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Conspiracy theories have been a part of the American experience since colonial times. There is a rich literature on conspiracies involving, among others, Masons, Catholics, Mormons, Jews, financiers, Communists, and internationalists. Although many conspiracy theories appear irrational, an exaggerated fear of a conspiracy sometimes proves to be well founded. This anthology provides students with documents relating to some of the more important and interesting conspiracy theories in American history and politics, some based on reality, many chiefly on paranoia. It provides a fascinating look at a persistent and at times troubling aspect of democratic society.

Table of Contents

  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Section 1. Conspiracy in a New Nation
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. Section 2. Conspiracy in an Age of Democracy
  2. pp. 25-48
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  1. Section 3. Conspiracy in a Divided Nation
  2. pp. 49-66
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  1. Section 4. Conspiracy in the Industrial Age through the New Deal
  2. pp. 67-100
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  1. Section 5. Conspiracy in the Cold War Era
  2. pp. 101-142
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  1. Section 6. Conspiracy in Contemporary America
  2. pp. 143-162
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  1. For Further Reading
  2. pp. 163-168
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 169-174
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  1. About the Authors
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253027832
Related ISBN
9780253350794
MARC Record
OCLC
1016847409
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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