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Author: David Brion Davis
Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] Cornell University Press [1971]
Series: Cornell paperbacks
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Davis, David Brion.
Fear of conspiracy.
Ithaca [N.Y.] Cornell University Press [1971]
(OCoLC)609876418
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Brion Davis
ISBN: 080140598X 9780801405983 0801491134 9780801491139
OCLC Number: 128472
Description: xxiv, 369 pages 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Orientation and theory --
Richard Hofstadter: the paranoid style in American politics --
David Brion Davis: some themes of countersubversion: an analysis of anti-Masonic, anti-Catholic, and anti-Mormon literature --
2. Conspiracy in the American Revolution (1763-1783) --
Bernard Bailyn: a note on conspiracy --
John Allen: the American alarm (1773) --
Ebenezer Baldwin: the heavy grievances the colonies labor under (1774) --
George Washington: there has been a regular, systematic plan (1774) --
3. Ideological responses to the French Revolution (1795-1802) --
John Robison: proofs of conspiracy (1797) --
David Osgood: an American Thanksgiving for divine favor (1795) --
Jedidiah Morse: the present dangers and consequent duties of the citizens (1799) --
David Tappan: a warning to Harvard seniors against world revolution (1798) --
Fisher Ames: Laocoon (1799) --
Abraham Bishop: a republican view of federalist conspiracy (1802) --
4. New threats to internal security (1825-1860) --
Frederick Robinson: a Jacksonian attack on monopoly (1834) --
The Address of the United States Anti-Masonic Convention (1830) --
Debates at the Anti-Masonic Convention (1830) --
Lebbeus Armstrong: Masonry proved to be a work of darkness (1830) --
An anti-Masonic call for perseverance (1834) --
Lyman Beecher: a plea for the West (1835) --
Samuel F.B. Morse: A foreign conspiracy against the liberties of the United States (1834) --
William Hogan: Popery compared with Mormonism (1854) --
5. The widening conflict over slavery (1835-1865) --
William Goodell: slavery at war with our liberties (1839) --
William Goodell: the role of the slave power in American history (1852) --
John Gorham Palfrey: the alarming progress of the slave power (1851) --
George W. Julian: the strength and weakness of the slave power (1852) --
Theodore Parker: thoughts on the new assault upon freedom in America (1854) --
Carl Schurz: the irrepressible conflict (1860) --
Charles Sumner: a republican appeal for unity (1855) --
John Smith Dye: the great conspiracy to overthrow liberty in America (1866) --
John Kirke Paulding: abolitionism is the product of a foreign plot (1836) --
Harrison Gray Otis: abolitionism is equivalent to revolution (1835) --
John Tyler: from the sinks of Europe a plotter has come (1835) --
Robert Mercer Hunter: a northern party is seeking to convert the government into an instrument of warfare upon slavery (1850) --
Sydenham Moore: a southern response to John Brown and Black republicanism (1859) --
6. Enemies old and new in the Gilded Age and beyond (1865-1908) --
Gerrit Smith: a voice from the past (1870) --
Josiah Strong: a new plea for the West (1885) --
Richard Ely: the identification of America's true enemy (1884) --
Josiah Strong: why America is particularly vulnerable to socialism (1885) --
Michael J. Schaack: the Haymarket Riot (1886) --
W.J.H. Traynor: the aims and methods of the A.P.A. (1894-1896) --
E.J. Farmer: the conspiracy against silver (1886) --
Thomas Fitch: a fervent appeal for free silver (1889) --
A.J. Warner and H.C. Baldwin: the British plot to enslave the world (1892) --
Gordon Clark: Shylock as banker and conspirator (1894) --
Mary Elizabeth Lease: the problem of civilization solved (1895) --
Robert M. La Follette: a small group of men hold in their hands the business of this country (1908) --
7. Responses to international involvement and ethnic pluralism (1918-1948) --
John Kenneth Turner: shall it be again? (1922) --
Theodore Roosevelt: the Hun within our gates (1917) --
William T. Hornaday: awake! America (1918) --
Emerson Hough: the web (1919) --
Clayton R. Lusk: a program for counteracting seditious activities (1920) --
A. Mitchell Palmer: the case agains the Reds (1920) --
'The Dearborn Independent': the international Jew: the world's foremost problem (1920) --
'The Dearborn Independent': Jewish activities in the United States (1921) --
Paul M. Winter: what price tolerance? (1928) --
Samuel Gompers: the conspiracy against labor (1922) --
Charles E. Coughlin: the menace of the World Court (1935) --
Charles B. Hudson: American in danger! (1940-1941) --
Carl H. Mote: the ruling oligarchy wants to engage in a foreign war (1941) --
Charles A. Beard: a study in appearances and realities (1948) --
8. Toward the end of consensus? (1936-1968) --
Raoul E. Desvernine: democratic despotism (1936) --
Elizabeth Dilling: the Roosevelt Red record and its background (1936) --
Earl Browder: a Communist view of right-wing conspiracy (1938) --
House Committee on un-American activities: the Trojan Horse (1939) --
Martin Dies: Communist influence in high places (1940) --
George Seldes: the Fascists' conspiracy against the people (1938) --
William Z. Foster: the Cold War a product of Wall Street conspiracy (1949) --
Robert H. Jackson: the Communist Party is a secret conclave (1949) --
Robert H. Jackson: to secure the existing order against revolutionary radicalism (1950) --
George A. Dondero: Communism in our schools (1946) --
J.B. Matthews: Communism and the colleges (1953) --
George A. Dondero: modern art shackled to Communism (1949) --
Joseph McCarthy: a conspiracy of blackest infamy (1951) --
Interlocking subversion in the government (1953) --
Louis F. Budenz: Communist pressure by transmission belts (1954) --
Louis F. Budenz: the "independence" maneuver (1956) --
Billy James Hardis: Communist America, must it be? (1960) --
Medford Evans: civil rights myths and Communist realities (1963) --
Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton: the need for Black power (1967) --
Robert Welch: more stately mansions (1964) --
Robert Welch: the truth about Vietnam (1967) --
Ezra Taft Benson: the internal threat today (1964) --
Revilo P. Oliver: Marxmanship in Dallas (1964) --
Thomas G. Buchanan: who killed Kennedy? (1964) --
Irving Kaler: the Ku Klux Klan as a subversive, conspiratorial organization (1966) --
Suppression of antiwar protest (1966).
Series Title: Cornell paperbacks
Responsibility: Edited with commentary by David Brion Davis.

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