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Great Disorder

National Myth and the Battle for America

«Throughout his storied career, Richard Slotkin has worked tirelessly to pierce America’s fictions with facts. His new work chronicles the creation of our central myths and shows quite clearly how they have been mobilized by both sides of the contemporary culture wars. A Great Disorder is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the past, present, and future possibilities of American democracy.»

Kevin M. Kruse, coeditor of <i>Myth America</i>
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Detaljer

Forlag
Harvard University Press
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780674292383
Utgivelsesår
2024
Format
24 x 16 cm

Om forfatteren

Richard Slotkin is the Olin Professor of English and American Studies, Emeritus, at Wesleyan University, best known for his award-winning trilogy on the Myth of the Frontier, two volumes of which, Regeneration Through Violence and Gunfighter Nation, were finalists for the National Book Award. Winner of the Shaara Award for Civil War fiction, he regularly contributes to media projects on gun violence, racism, the Civil War, and the West.

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«Throughout his storied career, Richard Slotkin has worked tirelessly to pierce America’s fictions with facts. His new work chronicles the creation of our central myths and shows quite clearly how they have been mobilized by both sides of the contemporary culture wars. A Great Disorder is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the past, present, and future possibilities of American democracy.»

Kevin M. Kruse, coeditor of <i>Myth America</i>

«Here we see a master at work: Richard Slotkin takes five foundational myths—the stories that bind together the American experience—and explores how each one has shaped our shared history and infuses the present. A provocative culmination of Slotkin’s field-defining arguments on the place of violence in creating America, this book is a kind of decoder ring for understanding the ideologies, politics, and cultural productions of the current moment.»

Kathleen Belew, author of <i>Bring the War Home</i>

«Richard Slotkin has shown, in three celebrated books, how the myths of the frontier have shaped American history, culture, politics, and institutions. Now, he reveals how America’s foundational myths have profoundly shaped its culture wars since the late 1990s. This book is a masterpiece, a fitting capstone to an extraordinary career. It should be required reading for all Americans, for it will change our understanding of the United States today.»

John Stauffer, author of <i>Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln</i>

«A supple and dazzling paean to the democracy our mythology once inspired, then impeded, and now fatally distorts. It affirms W. E. B. Du Bois’s truth of truths: ‘the contested meanings of the color-line have been fundamental to the shaping of American nationality, politics—and mythology.’»

David Levering Lewis, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <i>W. E. B. Du Bois</i>

«Offers a consistently revelatory lens through which to understand the evolution of popular beliefs and the imaginative dynamics at work during watershed historical moments…A wonderfully clear, cogent account of the stakes involved in American mythology.»

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

«Sweeping…The culmination of a prolific career and a new way to make sense not only of the past, but of the contemporary culture wars.»

Nicole Hemmer, New York Times Book Review

«Brisk, bold, and thought-provoking.»

Daniel Lazare, Arts Fuse

«An ambitious and brilliant new book…one of the best single volumes to cover the span of American history and to demonstrate the relevance of the American past to the American present.»

Daniel Geary, Irish Times

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