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American exceptionalism and American innocence : a people's history of fake news--from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror / Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong.

Sirvent, Roberto (author.). Haiphong, Danny (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 327.73 SIR (Text) 78731000519657 New NF Checked out 05/22/2021

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  • ISBN: 1510742360
  • ISBN: 9781510742369
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 322 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-309) and index.
Summary, etc.:
The convenient stories we're told to make us think the U.S. is actually a force for good in the world. Did the U.S. really "save the world" in World War II? Should black athletes stop protesting and have more gratitude for what America has done for them? Are wars fought to spread freedom and democracy? Or is this all fake news? [This book] examines the stories we're told that lead us to think that the U.S. is a force for good in the world, regardless of slavery, the genocide of indigenous people, and the more than a century's worth of imperialist war that the U.S. has wrought on the planet. Sirvent and Haiphong detail just what Captain America's shield tells us about the pretensions of U.S. Foreign policy, how Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates engage in humanitarian imperialism, and why the Broadway musical Hamilton is a monument to white supremacy.--Jacket.
Subject: National characteristics, American > Political aspects.
Exceptionalism > United States
Fake news > United States.
Press and politics > United States > History.
Nationalism > History
United States > Foreign relations > Psychological aspects.

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