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American Fear: The Causes and Consequences of High Anxiety
     

American Fear: The Causes and Consequences of High Anxiety

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by Peter N. Stearns
 

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Americans have become excessively fearful, and manipulation through fear has become a significant problem in American society, with real impact on policy. By using data from 9/11, this book makes a distinctive contribution to the exploration of recent fear, but also by developing a historical perspective, the book shows how and why distinctive American fears have

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Americans have become excessively fearful, and manipulation through fear has become a significant problem in American society, with real impact on policy. By using data from 9/11, this book makes a distinctive contribution to the exploration of recent fear, but also by developing a historical perspective, the book shows how and why distinctive American fears have emerged over the past several decades.

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Peter N. Stearns, the pioneering historian of emotions, has written a timely book that historicizes the 9/11 climate of fear in the United States. In American Fear, Stearns argues taht "we have come, as a nation, to fear excessively," and he seeks to explain why this is so.

The Journal of American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415955423
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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