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Author Kingsley, Orson, author.

Title Freethought for the masses : the philosophy behind the writings and publications of Emanuel Haldeman-Julius / by Orson Kingsley.

Publication Info. 2021


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Haldeman-Julius Collection  211.4082 K615f 2021    ---  Lib Use Only
Description viii, 257 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Thesis Ph. D. Salve Regina University 2021
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-257).
Summary "Between 1919 and 1951, the United States was bombarded with published and written content by Emanuel Haldeman-Julius. Based out of the small rural town of Girard, Kansas, Haldeman-Julius helped to reshape the publishing world with his methods and philosophically driven content. In the process he created the largest mail-order publishing house in the world, sold over 500 million copies of his Little Blue Book seris that contained over 2,500 titles, and skirted controversy nearly every step of the way. His goals were lofty -- 1) bring knowledge to the masses one five cent pamphlet at a time and through his many other publications 2) increase awareness of the philosophy of freethought to as many people as possible by creating a platform for freethought publications written by authors who were freethinkers 3) and to alter the path of popular culture by focusing on the individual as an agent of change, which over time would potentially lead to a mass socail movement led by a freethinking public that made decisions based on science and rationality, free of superstition and public pressure that is attached to a population where religious belief is found in the majority"--from Abstract.
Subject Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1889-1951.
Freethinkers -- United States.
Atheists -- United States.
Secularism -- United States.
Authors, American -- Kansas -- Girard.
Journalists -- Kansas -- Girard.
Editors -- Kansas -- Girard.
Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1889-1951. (OCoLC)fst00018162
Atheists. (OCoLC)fst00819985
Authors, American. (OCoLC)fst00821764
Editors. (OCoLC)fst00902475
Freethinkers. (OCoLC)fst00934136
Journalists. (OCoLC)fst00984188
Secularism. (OCoLC)fst01110732
Kansas -- Girard. (OCoLC)fst01203611
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Salve Regina University. Humanities. Dissertations.

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