Behold, America : a history of "America first" and "the American dream"
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New York : Basic Books, 2018.
ISBN
9781541673403 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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viii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Published
New York : Basic Books, 2018.
Format
Book
Street Date
1808
Language
English
ISBN
9781541673403 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Churchwell, S. B. (2018). Behold, America: a history of "America first" and "the American dream" (First edition.). Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Churchwell, Sarah Bartlett, 1970-. 2018. Behold, America: A History of "America First" and "the American Dream". Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Churchwell, Sarah Bartlett, 1970-. Behold, America: A History of "America First" and "the American Dream" Basic Books, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Churchwell, Sarah Bartlett. Behold, America: A History of "America First" and "the American Dream" First edition., Basic Books, 2018.

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