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The Resource Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds, J.P. Chaplin, (electronic resource)

Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds, J.P. Chaplin, (electronic resource)

Label
Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds
Title
Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds
Statement of responsibility
J.P. Chaplin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Martians, a reincarnated Irish woman, a dead movie star, an insane anesthetist, and an obsessed U.S. Attorney General {u2015} these disparate characters have something in common. Each was at the center of an incident of mass hysteria, in which frightened, grieving, and otherwise disturbed people abandoned their common sense. This fascinating book by a prominent psychologist explores several intriguing case histories of mass hysteria, from "The Great Disappointment" of 1926, in which thousands of believers dressed in white to await Jesus' return, to UFO sightings and other extraordinary phenomena. Author J. P. Chaplin examines historical incidents of mob mentality, including "The Last Days of Rudolph Valentino, " which culminated in a New York City riot of 80,000 mourning fans; "The Secrets of the Nunnery, " involving the sack of a Boston convent by an angry crowd in search of children's skulls; "The Martians Invade New Jersey, " in which a radio drama was mistaken for a news broadcast; and other remarkable instances of mass delusion
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1919-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chaplin, James Patrick
Dewey number
  • 302/.17
  • 302/.17
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM871
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Hysteria (Social psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds, J.P. Chaplin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE1OTYxNTQ2
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00007458
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486808031
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780486808031
  • (Sirsi) b1431144
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Rumor, Fear and the Madness of Crowds, J.P. Chaplin, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE1OTYxNTQ2
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00007458
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486808031
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486808031
  • (Sirsi) b1431144
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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