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A great disorder : national myth and the battle for America / Richard Slotkin.


"The culture wars are pitting us against each other with a vitriol that is fueling outright violence. Slotkin looks to the foundational myths that have shaped American identity-the Frontier, the Founding, the Civil War (Emancipation and Lost Cause), and Good War-and reveals how and why they are bringing the United States to the brink of an existential crisis."-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780674292383
  • ISBN: 0674292383
  • Physical Description: x, 512 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2024.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Myths of the White Republic -- The Myth of the Frontier -- The Myth of the Founding -- Civil War Mythologies -- Lincoln and Liberation -- Confederate Founding: Civil War as Culture War -- The Lost Cause: Redemption and the White Reunion -- The Nation Transformed: From Reconstruction to the Good War -- Industrialization, Vigilantism and the Imperial Frontier -- The Great Exception: The New Deal and National Myth -- The Myth of the Good War Myth: Platoon Movies and the Reconception of American Nationality -- American Apotheosis: From Kennedy's New Frontier to Reagan's Morning in America -- The New Frontier: Savage War and Social Justice -- Cultural Revolution: The Sixties, the Movement and the Great Society -- Back in the Saddle: Reagan, Neoliberalism and the War Against the Sixties -- Rising Tide: Climate Change and the Fossil Fuel Frontier -- Cowboys and Aliens: The Global War on Terror -- The Age of Culture War -- The Obama Presidency: The Myth of the Movement and the Tea Party Reaction -- Equalizers: The Gun Rights Movement and Culture-War Conservatism -- The Trump Redemption: Make America Great Again -- Trump in the White House: The President as Insurgent -- Imagining Civil War: The 2020 Election -- "The Last President of the Confederacy": Trump's Lost Cause.
Subject: Myth > Political aspects > United States > History.
Culture conflict > United States > History.
United States > History.
Genre: History.

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