In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
Although fascism is typically associated with Europe, the threat of fascism in the United States haunted the imaginations of activists, writers, and artists, spurring them to create a rich, elaborate body of cultural and political work. Traversing the Popular Front of the 1930s, the struggle against McCarthyism in the 1950s, the Black Power movement of the 1960s, and the AIDS activism of the 1980s, Haunted by Hitler highlights the value of “antifascist” cultural politics, showing how it helped to frame the national discourse. Christopher Vials examines the ways in which anxieties about fascism in the United States have been expressed in the public sphere, through American television shows, Off-Broadway theater, party newspaper, bestselling works of history, journalism, popular sociology, political theory, and other media. He argues that twentieth-century liberals and leftists were more deeply unsettled by the problem of fascism than those at the center or the right and that they tirelessly and often successfully worked to counter America’s fascist equivalents.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction: Antifascism and the United States
  2. pp. 1-11
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. European Precedents, American Echoes: Fascism in History and Memory
  2. pp. 12-29
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. From Margin to Mainstream: American Antifascism to 1945
  2. pp. 30-69
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Beyond Economics, without Guarantees: Faschismustheorie in the United States
  2. pp. 70-89
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Resuming the People’s War: HUAC, Joe McCarthy, and the Antifascist Challenge of the 1950s
  2. pp. 90-125
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. Brownshirts in the Twilight Zone: Antifascism in the Liberal Moment of the Early 1960s
  2. pp. 126-158
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. United Front against Genocide: African American Antifascism,the Black Panthers, and the Multiracial Coalitions of the Late 1960s
  2. pp. 159-193
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 7. Queer Antifascism: Pink Triangle Politics and the Christian Right
  2. pp. 194-232
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Epilogue: Antifascism in Strip Mall America
  2. pp. 233-236
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 237-270
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-280
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Back Cover
  2. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9781613763476
Related ISBN
9781625341297
MARC Record
OCLC
933516708
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.