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

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9781598842272: Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America [2 volumes]

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

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How successful would colonial leaders have been in establishing the United States without the newspapers and broadsides of the day? What effect did Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst have on the Spanish-American War? What influence have embedded reporters and in-country Internet blogs had on perceptions of the war in Iraq? This fascinating study answers these questions and more.

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Martin J. Manning is a librarian in the Bureau of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, where he is curator of the USIA archives. His published works include Greenwood's Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda.

Clarence R. Wyatt is the Pottinger Professor of History and special assistant to the president at Centre College, Danville, KY.

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