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INTRODUCTION The Era of Crowds Book I: The Mind of Crowds Chapter I General Characteristics of Crowds-Psychological Law of Their Mental Unity Chapter II The Sentiments and Morality of Crowds Chapter III "The Ideas, Reasoning Power, and Imagination of Crowds" Chapter IV A Religious Shape Assumed by All the Convictions of Crowds Book II: The Opinions and Beliefs of Crowds Chapter I Remote Factors of the Opinions and Beliefs of Crowds Chapter II The Immediate Factors of the Opinions of Crowds Chapter III The Leaders of Crowds and Their Means of Persuasion Chapter IV Limitations of Variability of the Beliefs and Opinions of Crowds Book III: The Classification and Description of the Different Kinds of Crowds Chapter I The Classification of Crowds Chapter II Crowds Termed Criminal Crowds Chapter III Criminal Juries Chapter IV Electoral Crowds Chapter V Parliamentary Assemblies


This undistinguished account recalls a recent college graduate's travels from North Carolina to South Dakota on his way to the Pacific Coast and those he encountered, people ranging from an itinerant trumpeter and a certifiable psychopath met in Michigan to a hospitable farm family with whom DeTitta spent time in Minnesota. But he has no extraordinary adventures to relate nor does he seem to have come to any noteworthy revelations about himself. The book provides mildly pleasant reading and may interest young people about to undertake a like ``voyage of self-discovery,'' but others are likely to be bored. (Oct.)

"Insightful for its apprehension of the primitive nature of crowds..."

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