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The French Directory between Extremes

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the extreme Left of the French Revolution led by an obscure journalist who called himself “Gracchus” Babeuf and his co-worker Philippe Buonarroti, a French citizen of Italian ... More


Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama

Joseph Oldham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994150
eISBN:
9781526128379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994150.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Paranoid Visions provides an extensive historical account of the spy and conspiracy genres in British television drama, tracing a lineage from 1960s Cold War series, through 1980s paranoid conspiracy ... More


Invasion and Retreat

Thomas J. Laub

in After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539321
eISBN:
9780191715808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539321.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

During the final years of the Occupation, Hitler championed increasingly radical measures such as the Commando Order against real and imagined enemies of the Nazi regime. Alienated by the Führer's ... More


Public Health

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 examines three health issues that drew the attention of rightist women: fluoridation of public water systems, mental health programs, and polio vaccinations. In regard to both fluoridation ... More


Conspiracy theory and American foreign policy

Tim Aistrope

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099199
eISBN:
9781526109729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099199.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Conspiracy theory and American foreign policy examines the relationship between secrecy, power and interpretation around international political controversy, where foreign policy orthodoxy comes up ... More


Clement VII and the Crisis of the Sack of Rome

Paul Flemer

in Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232549
eISBN:
9780520928220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232549.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter provides a discussion on the treatment of Clement VII and the Sack of Rome. It is suggested that the events in Rome caused Clement to relive the tragic assassination of his father, ... More


A Reactionary?

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi and his Critics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.003.0015
Subject:
History, Indian History

According to the eighteen accused in the Meerut Conspiracy Case, who included some of the founding fathers of the Communist Party of India, Mahatma Gandhi’s civil disobedience campaigns were meant to ... More


America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Erik Dussere

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book conceives the literary and cinematic category of “noir” as a way of understanding the defining conflict between authenticity and consumer culture in post–World War II America. It analyzes ... More


Radical in a Lamb’s Cloak: Charles Lamb (1775–1834)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Charles Lamb was a novice poet when he visited Coleridge in Somerset in 1797; he regretted missing ‘the famous Thelwall.’ With Coleridge’s young charge Charles Lloyd, Lamb co-authored a volume titled ... More


The Gumshoe Vanishes: Conspiracy Film in the Sixties Era

Erik Dussere

in America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In this chapter I argue that in the sixties and seventies the political logic of noir authenticity is taken up in the new genre of the conspiracy narrative. While noir film and fiction seem to have ... More


Flirters, Deserters, Wimps and Pimps: Pynchon’s Two Americas

Erik Dussere

in America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Thomas Pynchon’s trilogy of California novels, The Crying of Lot 49, Inherent Vice, and Vineland. Pynchon’s novels create a model in which there are “two Americas,” the ... More


Black Ops: Ghetto Space and Counterconspiracy

Erik Dussere

in America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199969913
eISBN:
9780199369027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969913.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter turns to the African American counterconspiracy narrative, a genre that combines the African American literary tradition’s conception of race as conspiracy with tropes from the exhausted ... More


UFOs and the Search for Scapegoats II: Anti-Semitism among the Aliens

Michael Barkun

in A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Superconspiracies tend to be structured in the form of plots nested within plots, each layer more evil, powerful, and inclusive than those beneath. Hence the architects of conspiracy scenarios are ... More


From the American Enlightenment to Anti-Intellectualism

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Millions of Americans are extraordinarily uninformed. This problem is often blamed on the poor quality of public schools, yet it largely stems from a peculiar conception of education rooted in ... More


. The Paranoia of Plot: Narrative, Conspiracy, and Agency

Jennie Chapman

in Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039034
eISBN:
9781621039891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the mode of interpretive practice that the Left Behind series encourages in its readership, contending that the worldview conveyed in the novels exhibits many features of the ... More


. Planting Abakuá in Cuba, 1830s to 1860s

Ivor L. Miller

in Voice of the Leopard: African Secret Societies and Cuba

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110836
eISBN:
9781604738148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110836.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter uses the concept of planting, of activating the brotherhood—shared by Ékpè and Abakuá—to describe how Abakuá expanded from the 1830s to 1860s in a cosmopolitan urban environment, and in ... More


Boyer’s Recognition Project

Sara Fanning

in Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814764930
eISBN:
9780814760086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764930.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the issues that Jean-Pierre Boyer and his supporters grappled with as they pushed for American acknowledgement of Haiti's independence. Boyer understood that recognizing his ... More


Machiavelli’s Mandragola and the Protean Self

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Machiavelli is often described as the founder of modernity for his claim to have discovered a new kind of politics. Yet what is most characteristic of the great Florentine was his creation of a new ... More


The Timber from Which Conspirators Are Made (1871–72)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Wong Chin Foo married and fathered a child, and thanks to his proficiency in English, he managed to join the customs bureaus of Shanghai and Zhenjiang. He allegedly led a dissolute life, and was ... More


Conspiracy as a crisis of procedure in <i>Bird of Prey</i> (BBC 1, 1982) and <i>Edge of Darkness</i> (BBC 2, 1985)

Joseph Oldham

in Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994150
eISBN:
9781526128379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994150.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines a strand of topical BBC conspiracy dramas from the 1980s which utilised the serial form’s increasing popularity for original drama. Drawing upon 1970s Hollywood films, these ... More


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