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American Panic: History of Hysteria in the United States (#2221)
What do the following events have in common: the Salem Witchcraft Trials, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, and Joseph McCarthy’s single-minded focus on the threat of communism in the United States. The answer, of course, is that they all represent episodes of hysteria in American society. This class will explore events in our history that generated fear and over-reaction by those in positions of power and authority. What precipitated these events? What were the dangers,View more
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