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CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 PART ONE. From the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era Chapter 1. American Democracy in the Gilded Age: The Individual, the Crowd, and the “People” 11 Chapter 2. The Language of Race, the Crowd, and the Public in the Progressive Era 36 Chapter 3. The Mob Stereotype 68 Chapter 4. The Paradox of a Conformist Democracy 97 PART TWO. The Twenties and Thirties Chapter 5. Criticism of Mass Democracy after World War I 123 Chapter 6. From the Factory to the Nation: Leadership or Domination 150 Chapter 7. The International Challenge 170 Chapter 8. The Defense of Democracy 211 Notes 239 Selected Bibliography 281 Index 319 This page intentionally left blank ...


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  • Democracy -- United States -- History.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933.
  • Collective behavior -- United States -- History.
  • Political leadership -- United States -- History.
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