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Age of fear : othering and American identity during World War I

Author: Zachary Smith
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why were Americans in 1917 willing to sacrifice so many lives to win a war against a distant enemy? In Age of Fear, Zachary Smith seeks to explain the social and cultural origins of "Anglo-Saxon" American fear of Germans during World War I. He argues that the source of wartime paranoia can be found in Anglo-Americans' deep-seated beliefs of racial and millennial progress--that they were a race facing potential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary Smith
ISBN: 9781421427270 1421427273
OCLC Number: 1057775386
Description: xi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Identity, decline, and preparedness, 1914-1917 --
The emergence of the internal enemy other, 1914-1917 --
The war on the internal enemy other, 1917-1918 --
Resisting regressive militarism, 1917-1918 --
Toward the democratic millennium, 1914-1918 --
Epilogue: Fear, othering and identity in the postwar United States.
Responsibility: Zachary Smith.

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Exploring what the Great War meant to a large portion of the white American population while providing a historic precedent for modern-day conceptions of presumably dangerous foreign Others, Age of  Read more...

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