Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America [2 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America [2 volumes]

Language: English

Pages: 860

ISBN: 1598842277

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This fascinating compilation of reference entries documents the unique relationship between mass media, propaganda, and the U.S. military, a relationship that began in the period before the American Revolution and continues to this day―sometimes cooperative, sometimes combative, and always complex.

• Introductory essays describe the types of media most important to each conflict period, how they were used, by whom, and to what effect

• A general essay outlines how media has been used to spread messages about conflicts throughout U.S. history

• Photographs and illustrations add an important visual element

Redefining Equality

Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century

A Thousand Deer: Four Generations of Hunting and the Hill Country

United States History: 1841 to 1877: Westward Expansion & the Civil War (Essentials)

Rescue at Los Banos: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II

The History Buff's Guide to the Civil War: The best, the worst, the largest, and the most lethal top ten rankings of the Civil War (2nd Edition)











assembly was able to meet or was prevented from doing so by its royal governor. When delegates chosen by either legal assemblies, or extralegal provincial congresses in a total of 12 colonies, met as the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia in September 1774, they quickly recognized the value of the new committees in achieving their goals. Their first objective was to generate a declaration of grievances that all the colonists would endorse along with a set of addresses to audiences,

the most effective was the one by Franklin who proposed a rattlesnake as the country’s first emblem to represent the importance of political solidarity among the colonies. The rattlesnake was a favorite emblem for Americans even before the Revolution. In fact, it was used by Franklin as early as 1751 in a Pennsylvania Gazette article that protested the British practice of sending convicts to America. The author suggested that the colonists return the favor by shipping “a cargo of rattlesnakes,

1779, January– December Publication, United States Magazine: A Repository of History, Politics and Literature, a patriotic, pro-revolutionary monthly magazine, is edited by Hugh Henry Brackenridge and is printed by Francis Bailey in Philadelphia in 1779. 1782 Forged copy of a British newspaper, complete with actual advertisements and local news, is used by Franklin to stir up public opinion in England with an article that says the British Royal Governor of Canada is paying his Indian Allies

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of General Washington To The People of The United States on his declining of the Presidency of the United States,” but the letter was soon reprinted in papers around the country and later in a pamphlet form. To this day, Washington’s Farewell Address is considered one of the most important documents in American history and certain statements, such as those on the importance of religion and morality in American politics, and his warnings on the dangers of foreign alliances, were often referenced

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