American Messiahs

False Prophets of a Damned Nation
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Product Number: Z100150127
Released: May 14, 2019
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ISBN: #9781684419029
Narrator/s: Joel Richards
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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A history with sweeping implications, American Messiahs challenges our previous misconceptions about "cult" leaders and their messianic power. Mania surrounding messianic prophets has defined the national consciousness since the American Revolution. From Civil War veteran and virulent anticapitalist Cyrus Teed, to the dapper and overlooked civil rights pioneer Father Divine, to even the megalomaniacal Jim Jones, these figures have routinely been dismissed as dangerous and hysterical outliers. After years of studying these emblematic figures, Adam Morris demonstrates that messiahs are not just a classic trope of our national culture; their visions are essential for understanding American history. As Morris demonstrates, these charismatic, if flawed, would-be prophets sought to expose and ameliorate deep social ills-such as income inequality, gender conformity, and racial injustice. Provocative and long overdue, this is the story of those who tried to point the way toward an impossible "American Dream": men and women who momentarily captured the imagination of a nation always searching for salvation.

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Author(s): Adam Morris
Original Publish Date: May 14, 2019

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Author(s): Adam Morris
Narrator(s): Joel Richards
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Released: May 30, 2019
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684419012

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