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Conspiracy theories in American history

an encyclopedia

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Published by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Conspiracies -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias,
    • United States -- History -- Encyclopedias

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Peter Knight.
      GenreEncyclopedias.
      ContributionsKnight, Peter, 1968-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE179 .C66 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination2 v. (xvii, 925 p.) :
      Number of Pages925
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3678614M
      ISBN 101576078124
      LC Control Number2003019565

        Bogus information, hate and conspiracy theories have animated American politics forever. In , the historian Richard Hofstadter published an article in Harper's Magazine, "The Paranoid Style in. Book Description ABC-CLIO, United States, Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United racy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive, research-based, scholarly study of the pervasiveness of our deeply ingrained culture of conspiracy/5(5).

        Michael Butter is professor of American Studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He is the author of Plots, Designs, and Schemes: American Conspiracy Theories from the Puritans to the Present () and The Nature of Conspiracy Theories ().. Peter Knight is professor of American Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of Conspiracy Culture . 4 hours ago  Famous historical conspiracy theories include ones that a secret cabal was behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the moon landing was faked, terrorists did .

        Conspiracy Theories Abounded in 19th-Century American Politics Rumors of secret alliances, bank deals, and double-crossings were rampant in early American elections.   History Book Review: Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch. Voodoo Histories isn’t an attempt to tell everyone to chill out and stop worrying about what people in authority are up to. Rather, it attempts the trickier task of explaining why a set of conspiracy theories do not hold water on close examination, and accounting for how Author: Jem Bloomfield.


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Lance deHaven-Smith, in his book Conspiracy Theory in America, expands upon this, claiming that during this period of time, the CIA began using this term to discredit JFK conspiracy theorists. However, Robert Blaskiewicz, a skeptic activist, counters that these kind of claims go back "since at least ," but deHaven-Smith is now being cited.

Conspiracy theories have been a central feature in American politics since before the Revolution. President Trump attends a campaign rally for Ron DeSantis, left, Author: Rachel Cleves. E-BOOK EXCERPT. The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States.

* Over A-Z entries on various events, ideas, and persons, as well as crucial supporting and refuting evidence, and competing explanations for the origins, history, and popularity of this mode of political thought * Primary documents from organizations promoting conspiracy theories.

We are living in an age of conspiracy theories, whether it's enduring, widely held beliefs such as government involvement in the Kennedy assassination or alien activity at Roswell, fears of a powerful infiltrating group such as the Illuminati, Jews, Catholics, or communists, or modern fringe movements of varying popularity such as birtherism and s: 1.

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history, examining the.Conspiracies theories are some of the most striking features in the American political landscape: the Kennedy assassination, aliens at Roswell, subversion by Masons, Jews, Catholics, or communists, and modern movements like Birtherism and Trutherism.

But what do we really know about conspiracy theories? Do they share general causes? Are they becoming more common?