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The Resource Behold, America : a history of "America first" and "the American dream", Sarah Churchwell

Behold, America : a history of "America first" and "the American dream", Sarah Churchwell

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Behold, America : a history of "America first" and "the American dream"
Title
Behold, America
Title remainder
a history of "America first" and "the American dream"
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Churchwell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Behold, America, Sarah Churchwell offers a surprising account of twentieth-century Americans' fierce battle for the nation's soul. It follows the stories of two phrases--the "American dream" and "America First"--that once embodied opposing visions for America. 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"--
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Churchwell, Sarah Bartlett
Dewey number
973.9
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.C478 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • American Dream
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Label
Behold, America : a history of "America first" and "the American dream", Sarah Churchwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : first, America first -- The American dream 1900-1916 : the spirit of American dreams -- America first 1900-1916 : pure Americanism against the universe -- The American dream 1917-1920 : what do you call that but socialism? -- America first 1917-1920 : we have emerged from Dreamland -- The American dream 1921-1923 : salesmen of prosperity -- America first 1920-1923 : the simplicity of government -- The American dream 1924-1929 : a willingness of the heart -- America first 1923-1929 : a super patriot, patriot -- The American dream 1930-1934 : das Dollarland -- America first 1930-1934 : the official recognition of reality -- The American dream 1934-1939 : the pageant of history -- America first 1935-1939 : it can happen here -- America first and the American dream 1939-1941 : Americans! Wake up! -- Epilogue : 1945-2017 still America firsting
Control code
on1049577519
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 348 pages
Isbn
9781541673403
Lccn
2018020585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049577519
Label
Behold, America : a history of "America first" and "the American dream", Sarah Churchwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : first, America first -- The American dream 1900-1916 : the spirit of American dreams -- America first 1900-1916 : pure Americanism against the universe -- The American dream 1917-1920 : what do you call that but socialism? -- America first 1917-1920 : we have emerged from Dreamland -- The American dream 1921-1923 : salesmen of prosperity -- America first 1920-1923 : the simplicity of government -- The American dream 1924-1929 : a willingness of the heart -- America first 1923-1929 : a super patriot, patriot -- The American dream 1930-1934 : das Dollarland -- America first 1930-1934 : the official recognition of reality -- The American dream 1934-1939 : the pageant of history -- America first 1935-1939 : it can happen here -- America first and the American dream 1939-1941 : Americans! Wake up! -- Epilogue : 1945-2017 still America firsting
Control code
on1049577519
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 348 pages
Isbn
9781541673403
Lccn
2018020585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1049577519

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