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Title Fear itself : enemies real & imagined in American culture / edited by Nancy Lusignan Schultz.
Imprint West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, 1999.

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Subject United States -- Civilization.
Fear -- Social aspects -- United States.
Alt Name Schultz, Nancy Lusignan, 1956-
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 461 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. Grand United Fear Theory. Why Do Opposites Attract? Fear and Freedom in the Modern Political Imagination / Corey Robin. "A Plague of Paranoia": Theories of Conspiracy Theory since the 1960s / Peter Knight -- pt. II. Rooted Fears in American Culture. "That Epithet of Praying": The Vilification of Praying Indians during King Philip's War / Kristina Bross. "Satan among the Sons of God": The Creation of the Loyalist Enemy, 1774-84 / J.L. Walsh. "These Worms Will Cut the Root of Our Independence": Fears of a State Church among the Anti-mission Baptists of the Nineteenth Century / Jeffrey W. Taylor. "There Are No Ranks among Us": The Ursuline Convent Riot and the Attack on Sister Mary Ursula Moffatt / John Regan. "A Very Deep Design at the Bottom": The Shaker Threat, 1780-1860 / Elizabeth A. De Wolfe -- pt. III. Fear of the Dark. Miscegenation, "Melaleukation," and Public Reception / Eve Allegra Raimon. "A Shameless Prostitute and a Negro": Miscegenation Fears in the Election of 1872 / Amanda Frisken. "Absolute Whiteness": Mudsills and Menaces in the World of Madison Grant / Matthew Guterl. Re-gendering the Enemy: Orientalist Discourse and National Character Studies during World War II / Mari Yoshihara -- pt. IV. Literary Fears. American Agoraphobia: Moby-Dick and the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric of Size / Anne Baker. Fear of Seduction: The Allure of Alcohol in Late-Nineteenth-Century Temperance Thought / Elaine Frantz Parsons. Anxious Dwellings: The Rhetoric of Residential Fear in American Realism / Adam W. Sweeting. Terrorism as Terrorific Mimesis in Floyd Salas's State of Emergency (1996) / Maria DeGuzman -- pt. V. Cold War Anxieties. "Unlucky" Luciano: Fear of Crime during the Cold War / Lee Bernstein. The Cold War Comes to Erie: Repression and Resistance, 1946-54 / James A. Young. Incredible/Shrinking Men: Masculinity and Atomic Anxiety in American Postwar Science-Fiction Film / Anna Creadick -- pt. VI. Anxieties of the Modern Age. Witch-hunting during America's First War on Drugs: Richmond Pearson Hobson and "Narcotic Education" / Mark C. Smith. The Shadow Meets the Phantom Public / Jason Loviglio. The Short Life of a Dark Prophecy: The Rise and Fall of the "Population Bomb" Crisis, 1965-75 / Michael Smith. Diabolical Device or Protective Pessary? A Cultural Study of the Diaphragm / Rosanne L. Welker. Representing Roseanne: Working Class Women in American Popular Culture / Jacqueline Ellis. Hog Wars and Pig Politics / Richard P. Horwitz -- pt. VII. Futurephobia. Freemasonry and the Illuminati as Archetypes of Fear in America / Brian A. Marcus. Alien Invasion: Ufology and the Millennial Myth / Philip Lamy and Devon Kinne. Fear of Revelation: Postmillennialism in American Popular Film / James Hewitson.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
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ISBN 0585093237 (electronic bk.)
9780585093239 (electronic bk.)
1557531145
1557531153
9781557531148 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781557531155 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 42856527
Additional Format Print version: Fear itself. West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, 1999 1557531145 (DLC) 98013790 (OCoLC)38542679
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
Pt. IGrand United Fear Theory 
  Why Do Opposites Attract? Fear and Freedom in the Modern Political Imagination / Corey Robin3
  "A Plague of Paranoia": Theories of Conspiracy Theory since the 1960s / Peter Knight23
Pt. IIRooted Fears in American Culture 
  "That Epithet of Praying": The Vilification of Praying Indians during King Philip's War / Kristina Bross53
  "Satan among the Sons of God": The Creation of the Loyalist Enemy, 1774-84 / J. L. Walsh68
  "These Worms Will Cut the Root of Our Independence": Fears of a State Church among the Anti-mission Baptists of the Nineteenth Century / Jeffrey W. Taylor83
  "There Are No Ranks among Us": The Ursuline Convent Riot and the Attack on Sister Mary Ursula Moffatt / John Regan93
  "A Very Deep Design at the Bottom": The Shaker Threat, 1780-1860 / Elizabeth A. De Wolfe105
Pt. IIIFear of the Dark 
  Miscegenation, "Melaleukation," and Public Reception / Eve Allegra Raimon121
  "A Shameless Prostitute and a Negro": Miscegenation Fears in the Election of 1872 / Amanda Frisken133
  "Absolute Whiteness": Mudsills and Menaces in the World of Madison Grant / Matthew Guterl149
  Re-gendering the Enemy: Orientalist Discourse and National Character Studies during World War II / Mari Yoshihara167
Pt. IVLiterary Fears 
  American Agoraphobia: Moby-Dick and the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric of Size / Anne Baker191
  Fear of Seduction: The Allure of Alcohol in Late-Nineteenth-Century Temperance Thought / Elaine Frantz Parsons203
  Anxious Dwellings: The Rhetoric of Residential Fear in American Realism / Adam W. Sweeting224
  Terrorism as Terrorific Mimesis in Floyd Salas's State of Emergency (1996) / Maria DeGuzman237
Pt. VCold War Anxieties 
  "Unlucky" Luciano: Fear of Crime during the Cold War / Lee Bernstein253
  The Cold War Comes to Erie: Repression and Resistance, 1946-54 / James A. Young267
  Incredible/Shrinking Men: Masculinity and Atomic Anxiety in American Postwar Science-Fiction Film / Anna Creadick285
Pt. VIAnxieties of the Modern Age 
  Witch-hunting during America's First War on Drugs: Richmond Pearson Hobson and "Narcotic Education" / Mark C. Smith303
  The Shadow Meets the Phantom Public / Jason Loviglio313
  The Short Life of a Dark Prophecy: The Rise and Fall of the "Population Bomb" Crisis, 1965-75 / Michael Smith331
  Diabolical Device or Protective Pessary? A Cultural Study of the Diaphragm / Rosanne L. Welker355
  Representing Roseanne: Working Class Women in American Popular Culture / Jacqueline Ellis367
  Hog Wars and Pig Politics / Richard P. Horwitz377
Pt. VIIFuturephobia 
  Freemasonry and the Illuminati as Archetypes of Fear in America / Brian A. Marcus391
  Alien Invasion: Ufology and the Millennial Myth / Philip Lamy, Devon Kinne411
  Fear of Revelation: Postmillennialism in American Popular Film / James Hewitson430
 Contributors441
 Index445


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