American Hysteria: The Untold Story of Mass Political Extremism in the United States

American Hysteria: The Untold Story of Mass Political Extremism in the United States

by Andrew Burt

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ISBN-13: 9781493003341
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 598,387
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A former reporter for U.S. News & World Report, Andrew Burt is currently a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project. His articles have appeared in Slate, Politico, and The Atlantic, among other publications. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Defining Hysteria: What It Is…and What It Isn't 1

Chapter 2 America's First Time: Jedidiah Morse and the Anti-Illuminati Movement 21

Chapter 3 The Anti-Masons: The Disappearance of William Morgan and the Rise of Third Party Politics 49

Chapter 4 The Red Scare: A. Mitchell Palmer Takes On the Enemy within Our Gates 73

Chapter 5 The Dawning of McCarthyism: From Communists to Blacklists, One Senator Channels the Fears of a Nation 99

Chapter 6 The United States after 9/11: The American Right and the Threat of Sharia Law 149

Chapter 7 The Way Forward: A Practical Guide to Confronting Political Hysteria 183

Acknowledgments 197

Notes 199

Index 227

About the Author 232

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