Propaganda for War: How the United States was Conditioned to Fight the Great War of 1914-1918

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McFarland, 1996 - History - 341 pages
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As war raged in Europe, both Germany and Great Britain recognized the significance of United States neutrality on the conduct of the war. Both countries launched the first wave of war propaganda for the hearts and minds of Americans; the British sought to involve the United States as an active participant, while the Germans hoped to maintain at least some form of American neutrality. Once America entered the war in 1917, the United States government launched its own propaganda campaign. The president established the Committee on Public Information to rally the people to the war effort. As the war wound down, the Committee initiated still another campaign; this time the target was the Communists. This history details each campaign and examines the long-term effects of the government's first forays into mass persuasion.

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Ross, mechanical engineer and professor of history, spent two years analyzing bomb accuracy tests for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps.

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