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The Bavarian Illuminati in America: The New England Conspiracy Scare, 1798

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A conspiracy theory flourished in New England in 1798, destroying reputations and lives—but few have ever heard the story. This gripping book chronicles the rise of the Bavarian Order of Illuminists, surveying the tumultuous political, social, and religious atmosphere that allowed the organization to take root in the United States.

Author Vernon Stauffer characterizes the mood in New England after the Revolutionary War, an atmosphere of religious disaffection and political confusion that fostered the development and spread of panic and hysteria. Stauffer traces the European beginnings of the Bavarian Order of Illuminists and the transmission of its legend across the Atlantic, culminating in the effects of the Illuminati agitation in New England. This strictly factual account incorporates no conjecture and is enhanced by extensive footnotes. A compelling work of forgotten history, it is an essential resource for readers interested in the origins of conspiracy theory in American social and political thought.

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This compelling work of forgotten history traces a secret society's rise, surveying the tumultuous political, social, and religious atmosphere that allowed a panic involving the organization to spread.

Synopsis:

This compelling work of forgotten history traces a secret society's rise, surveying the tumultuous political, social, and religious atmosphere that allowed a panic involving the organization to spread.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486451336
Subtitle:
The New England Conspiracy Scare, 1798
Author:
Stauffer, Vernon
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
United States - State & Local - New England
Subject:
New England Church history.
Subject:
Illuminati
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science
Publication Date:
20060707
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.85 lb

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This compelling work of forgotten history traces a secret society's rise, surveying the tumultuous political, social, and religious atmosphere that allowed a panic involving the organization to spread.

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This compelling work of forgotten history traces a secret society's rise, surveying the tumultuous political, social, and religious atmosphere that allowed a panic involving the organization to spread.

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