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Dictators, democracy, and American public culture: : envisioning the totalitarian enemy, 1920s-1950s, Benjamin L. Alpers, (ebook)

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Dictators, democracy, and American public culture: : envisioning the totalitarian enemy, 1920s-1950s
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Dictators, democracy, and American public culture:
Title remainder
envisioning the totalitarian enemy, 1920s-1950s
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Benjamin L. Alpers
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eng
Summary
Focusing on portrayals of Mussolini's Italy, Hitler's Germany, and Stalin's Russia in U.S. films, magazine and newspaper articles, books, plays, speeches, and other texts, Benjamin Alpers traces changing American understandings of dictatorship from the late 1920s through the early years of the Cold War.During the early 1930s, most Americans' conception of dictatorship focused on the dictator. Whether viewed as heroic or horrific, the dictator was represented as a figure of great, masculine power and effectiveness. As the Great Depression gripped the United States, a few people--including conservative members of the press and some Hollywood filmmakers--even dared to suggest that dictatorship might be the answer to America's social problems. In the late 1930s, American explanations of dictatorship shifted focus from individual leaders to the movements that empowered them. Totalitarianism became the image against which a view of democracy emphasizing tolerance and pluralism and disparaging mass movements developed. First used to describe dictatorships of both right and left, the term "totalitarianism" fell out of use upon the U.S. entry into World War II. With the war's end and the collapse of the U.S.-Soviet alliance, however, concerns about totalitarianism lay the foundation for the emerging Cold War
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Midwest
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1965-
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Alpers, Benjamin Leontief
Dewey number
321.9
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Cultural studies of the United States
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  • Dictatorship
  • Democracy
  • Mass media
  • Public opinion
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Dictators, democracy, and American public culture: : envisioning the totalitarian enemy, 1920s-1950s, Benjamin L. Alpers, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780807861226
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719104
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remote
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11719104
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MWT11719104
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Dictators, democracy, and American public culture: : envisioning the totalitarian enemy, 1920s-1950s, Benjamin L. Alpers, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807861226
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719104
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719104
System control number
MWT11719104
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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