The Plot Against America

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The Plot Against America

Authors

Philip Roth

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Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:00-3:30pm

The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth

Facilitated by Dr. Stella Setka, University Advisor & Fellowship Coordinator

In an astonishing feat of empathy and narrative invention, novelist Philip Roth imagines an alternate version of American history.
In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected President. Shortly thereafter, he negotiates a cordial “understanding” with Adolf Hitler, while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism.

For one boy growing up in Newark, Lindbergh’s election is the first in a series of ruptures that threaten to destroy his small, safe corner of America–and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.

ISBN

9780618509287

Publication Date

Spring 3-15-2015

Keywords

Jewish, United States, alternate history, fiction

Disciplines

Jewish Studies | Political Science | United States History

The Plot Against America

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