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Red, white, and spooked : the supernatural in American culture

Author: M Keith Booker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents historical survey of supernatural and superhuman themes in American culture. This book discusses various works of popular culture with supernatural and superhuman themes - such as "The  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Keith Booker
ISBN: 9780313357749 0313357749
OCLC Number: 233543979
Description: xxiii, 204 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Not just a job: the longing for adventure in American history and American culture --
Heroism in America : the longing for heroes in American history and American culture --
U.S. vs. them : American paranoia and the longing for evil in American history and American culture --
Conclusion : the contradictory compensations of popular culture.
Responsibility: M. Keith Booker.
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