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Behold, America : the entangled history of "America First" and "The American Dream" / Sarah Churchwell.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541673403 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1541673409
  • Physical Description: 348 pages, [8] pages of plates : black & white illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First US Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Basic Books ; [2018]

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General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain in hardcover and ebook by Bloomsbury Publishing.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical notes (pages 295-319), selected bibliography (pages 321-326) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Starting as a Republican motto before becoming a hugely influential isolationist slogan during World War I, America First was always closely linked with authoritarianism and white supremacy. The American dream, meanwhile, initially represented a broad vision of democratic and economic equality. Churchwell traces these notions through the 1920s boom, the Depression, and the rise of fascism at home and abroad, laying bare the persistent appeal of demagoguery in America and showing us how it was resisted. At a time when many ask what America's future holds, Behold, America is a revelatory, unvarnished portrait of where we have been.
Subject: National characteristics, American > History > 20th century.
American Dream.
Nationalism > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > Social conditions > 20th century.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism.
HISTORY / Social History.

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