• Plots, designs, and schemes

    American conspiracy theories from the puritans to the present

  • Butter, Michael

  • publishing year:

    2014

    isbn:

    9783110307597

    edition:

    1 Edition.

    publisher:

    Walter De Gmbh Gruyter Apr 2014

    language:

    en

This study investigates the long history of American conspiracy theories. Whereas most extant research claims that conspiracy theories have never been more widespread and influential than in the present, the book demonstrates that the opposite is the case. Until far into the twentieth century, conspiracy theories were considered a perfectly legitimate form of knowledge. They shaped how many Americans understood and reacted to historical events.
extent:1 online resource (x,322 pages)
alternative ISBN/ISSN-s: isbn : 3110307596