American Conspiracy Theories

Author: Joseph E. Uscinski
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199351813
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Conspiracies theories are some of the most striking features in the American political landscape: the Kennedy assassination, aliens at Roswell, subversion by Masons, Jews, Catholics, or communists, and modern movements like Birtherism and Trutherism. But what do we really know about conspiracy theories? Do they share general causes? Are they becoming more common? More dangerous? Who is targeted and why? Who are the conspiracy theorists? How has technology affected conspiracy theorising? This book offers the first century-long view of these issues.

Conspiracy Theories In American History

Author: Peter Knight
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078124
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The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States. * Over 300 A-Z entries on various events, ideas, and persons, as well as crucial supporting and refuting evidence, and competing explanations for the origins, history, and popularity of this mode of political thought * Primary documents from organizations promoting conspiracy theories * Contributions from over 100 international scholars with a full range of historical expertise * Separate section containing about 100 illustrative extracts covering the full range of American history, each with a brief headnote placing it in context

American Conspiracies

Author: Jesse Ventura
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1616082143
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The former Minnesota governor examines the gap between what the American government knows and what it reveals, shedding light on the 9/11 attacks, the 2000 and 2004 elections, and the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.

American Conspiracies And Cover Ups

Author: Douglas Cirignano
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510742980
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Interviews with bestselling authors and conspiracy experts Jim Marrs, Noam Chomsky, G. Edward Griffin, and Others​ “Those intrepid souls seeking to peer deeper into America's greatest conspiracies should start with Douglas Cirignano's voluminous book American Conspiracies And Cover-ups. From the foreknowledge of the attacks of Pearl Harbor and September, 11, 2001 to the truth behind the assassinations of John F; Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., no conspiracy is left behind. Pick your favorite conspiracy---is the Federal Reserve System unconstitutional? Was the IRS created to bail out Big banks? Are cancer cures and cheap alternative energy being suppressed? Are elections made fraudulent by hacked voting machines?---Cirignano has them all. Incisive interviews with knowledgeable experts. Don't miss this tour de force.”—Jim Marrs, journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Rule by Secrecy; The Rise of the Fourth Reich; The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy; and Population Control: How Corporate Owners Are Killing Us. American Conspiracies and Cover-ups brings together interviews with the bestselling and brightest minds in the alternative history world to create the definitive guide to our country’s biggest secrets. Interviews include: Jim Marrs on the New World Order Noam Chomsky on mainstream media The JFK assassination with LBJ’s lawyer Veteran and author Robert B. Stinnet on Pearl Harbor G. Edward Griffin on the Federal Reserve Bank Dr. William F. Pepper on MLK's assassination Professor David Ray Griffin on 9/11 and more! Author Douglas Cirignano brings together the foremost experts in the field to answer these questions once and for all, and proves that mainstream histories don’t tell the real story.

Great American Conspiracies

Author: Publications International
ISBN: 9781640302099
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Explores the well-known conspiracies and helps separate fact from fiction. This book investigates government cover-ups, political scandals, suspicious deaths, aliens, and the paranormal.

Conspiracies And Conspiracy Theories In American History 2 Volumes

Author: Christopher R. Fee
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144085811X
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This up-to-date introduction to the complex world of conspiracies and conspiracy theories provides insight into why millions of people are so ready to believe the worst about our political, legal, religious, and financial institutions. • Provides an in-depth, easy-to-access account of conspirators and secret organizations behind key plots to control American legal, political, and financial systems • Presents the history of key American conspiracy theories, taking a longer view of how current conspiracy thinking developed over generations • Explains the similarities and differences among conspiracy theories held by people on the far right and far left of the political spectrum • Explores the cultural significance of widespread, popular reactions to advances in science, technology, and medicine, as well as the public's skepticism about highly trained professionals and their expert knowledge • Offers an up-to-date survey of popular conspiracy theories regarding celebrity deaths and the popular distrust of the American media and police investigations • Details the importance of the internet and social media in organizing conspiratorial movements and spreading conspiracy theories

History Of American Conspiracies A Record Of Treason Insurrection Rebellion C In The United States Of America From 1760 To 1860

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Plots Designs And Schemes

Author: Michael Butter
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110367947
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Plots, Designs, and Schemes is the first study that investigates the long history of American conspiracy theories from the perspective of literary and cultural studies. Since research in these fields has so far almost exclusively focused on the contemporary period, the book concentrates on the time before 1960. Four detailed case studies offer close readings of the Salem witchcraft crisis of 1692, fears of Catholic invasion during the 1830s to 1850s, antebellum conspiracy theories about slavery, and anxieties about Communist subversion during the 1950s. The study primarily engages with factual texts, such as sermons, pamphlets, political speeches, and confessional narratives, but it also analyzes how fears of conspiracy were dramatized and negotiated in fictional texts, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown (1835) or Hermann Melville's Benito Cereno (1855). The book offers three central insights: 1. The American predilection for conspiracy theorizing can be traced back to the co-presence and persistence of a specific epistemological paradigm that relates all effects to intentional human action, the ideology of republicanism, and the Puritan heritage. 2. Until far into the twentieth century, conspiracy theories were considered a perfectly legitimate form of knowledge. As such, they shaped how many Americans, elites as well as “common” people, understood and reacted to historical events. The Revolutionary War and the Civil War would not have occurred without widespread conspiracy theories. 3. Although most extant research claims the opposite, conspiracy theories have never been as marginal and unimportant as in the past decades. Their disqualification as stigmatized knowledge only occurred around 1960, and coincided with a shift from theories that detect conspiracies directed against the government to conspiracies by the government.

Conspiracies Of Conspiracies

Author: Thomas Milan Konda
ISBN: 022658576X
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It's tempting to think that we live in an unprecedentedly fertile age for conspiracy theories, with seemingly each churn of the news cycle bringing fresh manifestations of large-scale paranoia. But the sad fact is that these narratives of suspicion--and the delusional psychologies that fuel them--have been a constant presence in American life for nearly as long as there's been an America. In this sweeping book, Thomas Milan Konda traces the country's obsession with conspiratorial thought from the early days of the republic to our own anxious moment. Conspiracies of Conspiracies details centuries of sinister speculations--from antisemitism and anti-Catholicism to UFOs and reptilian humanoids--and their often incendiary outcomes. Rather than simply rehashing the surface eccentricities of such theories, Konda draws from his unprecedented assemblage of conspiratorial writing to crack open the mindsets that lead people toward these self-sealing worlds of denial. What is distinctively American about these theories, he argues, is not simply our country's homegrown obsession with them but their ongoing prevalence and virulence. Konda proves that conspiracy theories are no harmless sideshow. They are instead the dark and secret heart of American political history--one that is poisoning the bloodstream of an increasingly sick body politic.

Conspiracy Theory In America

Author: Lance deHaven-Smith
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292743793
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Asserts that the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition.