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Introduction: The Machine with a Soul

Katy Hull

in The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691208107
eISBN:
9780691208121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208107.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses how the representation of fascism as a machine with a soul explains why Italian fascism appealed to some Americans in the interwar years. Although Richard Washburn ... More


Mystic in a Morning Coat: Americans’ Mussolini in the 1920s

Katy Hull

in The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691208107
eISBN:
9780691208121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208107.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates how fascist sympathizers saw Benito Mussolini as a man who could simultaneously navigate modernity while moderating its worst effects. Constructed as the austere ... More


The Good Adventure: Fascist Squads in a War-Weary World

Katy Hull

in The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691208107
eISBN:
9780691208121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208107.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how American sympathizers with fascism reacted against the prevailing culture of disillusionment in the wake of World War I. By 1922, they could tell Italy's story in a ... More


The Machine Has a Soul: American Sympathy with Italian Fascism

Katy Hull

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691208107
eISBN:
9780691208121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208107.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the interwar years, the United States grappled with economic volatility, and Americans expressed anxieties about a decline in moral values, the erosion of families and communities, and the decay ... More


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