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Savage Perils Racial Frontiers and Nuclear Apocalypse in American Culture (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0806143061
ISBN-13: 9780806143064
Sku: 228534595
Publish Date: 7/17/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  270
 
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Revisiting the racial origins of the conflict between ?civilization? and ?savagery? in twentieth-century America

The atomic age brought the Bomb and spawned stories of nuclear apocalypse to remind us of impending doom. As Patrick Sharp reveals, those stories had their origins well before Hiroshima, reaching back to Charles Darwin and America's frontier.

In Savage Perils, Sharp examines the racial underpinnings of American culture, from the early industrial age to the Cold War. He explores the influence of Darwinism, frontier nostalgia, and literary modernism on the history and representations of nuclear weaponry. Taking into account such factors as anthropological race theory and Asian immigration, he charts the origins of a worldview that continues to shape our culture and politics.

Sharp dissects Darwin's arguments regarding the struggle between ?civilization? and ?savagery,? theories that fueled future-war stories ending in Anglo dominance in Britain and influenced Turnerian visions of the frontier in America. Citing George W. Bush's ?Axis of Evil,? Sharp argues that many Americans still believe in the racially charged opposition between civilization and savagery, and consider the possibility of nonwhite ?savages? gaining control of technology the biggest threat in the ?war on terror.? His insightful book shows us that this conflict is but the latest installment in an ongoing saga that has been at the heart of American identity from the beginning?and that understanding it is essential if we are to eradicate racist mythologies from American life.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0270
Product attributePublisher:   University of Oklahoma Press
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