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The Resource Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen

Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen

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Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history
Title
Fantasyland
Title remainder
how America went haywire : a 500-year history
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Andersen
Title variation
Fantasy land
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explains how the influences of dreamers, zealots, hucksters, and superstitious groups shaped America's tendency toward a rich fantasy life, citing the roles of individuals from P.T. Barnum to Donald Trump in perpetuating conspiracy theories, self-delusion, and magical thinking
Summary
The author of Heyday explains how the influences of dreamers, zealots, hucksters and superstitious groups shaped America's tendency toward a rich fantasy life, citing the roles of contributors ranging from P. T. Barnum and Billy Graham to Disney and Donald Trump in perpetuating conspiracy theories, self-delusion and magical thinking
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Tone
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10576536
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Dewey number
  • 973
  • 306.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.A543 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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how America went haywire: a 500-year history
Label
Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Now entering fantasyland -- Part I. The conjuring of America: 1517-1789 -- I believe, therefore I am right: the Protestants -- All that glitters: the gold-seekers -- Building our own private heaven on Earth: the puritans -- The God-given freedom to believe in God -- Imaginary friends and enemies: the early satanic panics -- The first me century: religion gets American -- Meanwhile, in the 18th century reality-based community -- Part II. United States of amazing: the 1800s -- The first great delirium -- The all-American fan fiction of Joseph Smith, prophet -- Quack nation: magical but modern ? -- Fantastic business: the gold rush inflection point -- In search of monsters to destroy: the conspiracy-theory habit -- The war between states of mind -- Ten million little houses on the prairie -- Fantasy industrialized -- Part III. A long arc bending toward reason: 1900-1960 -- Progress and backlash -- The biggest backlash: brand new old-time religion -- The business of America is show business -- Big rock candymountains: utopia in the suburbs and the sun -- The 1950s seemed so normal -- Part IV. Big bang: the 1960s and 70s -- Big bang: the hippies -- Big bang: the intellectuals -- Big bang: the Christians -- Big bang: politics and government and conspiracies --Big bang: living in a land of entertainment -- Part V. Fantasyland scales: from the 1980s through the turn of the century -- Making make-believe more realistic and real life more make-believe -- Forever young: kids r us syndrome -- The Reagan era and thestart of the digital age -- American religion from the turn of the millennium -- Our wilder christianities: belief and practice -- America versus the godless civilized world: why are we so exceptional? -- Magical but not necessarily christian, spiritualbut not religious -- Blue-chip witch doctors: the re-enchantment of medicine -- How the mainstream enabled fantasyland: squishies, cynics and believers -- Anything goes -- unless it picks my pocket or break my leg -- Part VI. The problem with fantasyland:from the 1980s to the present and beyond -- The inmates running the asylum decide monsters are everywhere -- Reality is a conspiracy: the x-filing of America -- Mad as hell, the new voice of the people -- When the GOP went off the rails -- Liberals denying science -- Gun crazy -- Final fantasy-industrial complex -- Our inner children? They're going to Disney World! -- The economic dreamtime -- As fantasyland goes, so goes the nation
Control code
21104911
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781400067213
Lccn
2017016052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0008546524
Label
Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history, Kurt Andersen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Now entering fantasyland -- Part I. The conjuring of America: 1517-1789 -- I believe, therefore I am right: the Protestants -- All that glitters: the gold-seekers -- Building our own private heaven on Earth: the puritans -- The God-given freedom to believe in God -- Imaginary friends and enemies: the early satanic panics -- The first me century: religion gets American -- Meanwhile, in the 18th century reality-based community -- Part II. United States of amazing: the 1800s -- The first great delirium -- The all-American fan fiction of Joseph Smith, prophet -- Quack nation: magical but modern ? -- Fantastic business: the gold rush inflection point -- In search of monsters to destroy: the conspiracy-theory habit -- The war between states of mind -- Ten million little houses on the prairie -- Fantasy industrialized -- Part III. A long arc bending toward reason: 1900-1960 -- Progress and backlash -- The biggest backlash: brand new old-time religion -- The business of America is show business -- Big rock candymountains: utopia in the suburbs and the sun -- The 1950s seemed so normal -- Part IV. Big bang: the 1960s and 70s -- Big bang: the hippies -- Big bang: the intellectuals -- Big bang: the Christians -- Big bang: politics and government and conspiracies --Big bang: living in a land of entertainment -- Part V. Fantasyland scales: from the 1980s through the turn of the century -- Making make-believe more realistic and real life more make-believe -- Forever young: kids r us syndrome -- The Reagan era and thestart of the digital age -- American religion from the turn of the millennium -- Our wilder christianities: belief and practice -- America versus the godless civilized world: why are we so exceptional? -- Magical but not necessarily christian, spiritualbut not religious -- Blue-chip witch doctors: the re-enchantment of medicine -- How the mainstream enabled fantasyland: squishies, cynics and believers -- Anything goes -- unless it picks my pocket or break my leg -- Part VI. The problem with fantasyland:from the 1980s to the present and beyond -- The inmates running the asylum decide monsters are everywhere -- Reality is a conspiracy: the x-filing of America -- Mad as hell, the new voice of the people -- When the GOP went off the rails -- Liberals denying science -- Gun crazy -- Final fantasy-industrial complex -- Our inner children? They're going to Disney World! -- The economic dreamtime -- As fantasyland goes, so goes the nation
Control code
21104911
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 462 pages
Isbn
9781400067213
Lccn
2017016052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0008546524

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