The Culture of Calamity: Disaster and the Making of Modern America
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BeschreibungReveals the vital role that calamity - and our abiding fascination with it - has played in the development of this nation. Beginning with the Puritan view of disaster as God's instrument of correction, this work explores how catastrophic events frequently inspired positive reactions.
PortraitKevin Rozario is assistant professor of American studies at Smith College.
Pressestimmen"The Culture of Calamity is a searing analysis of the strange role disaster plays in our civic life. Following on the heels of Hurricane Katrina, Kevin Rozario's fine study couldn't be more timely. Highly recommended." - Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast"
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2007
Seitenanzahl: 313 Seiten