Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda

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Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda

Martin Manning

annotated editionPublisher: GreenwoodFormat: Hardcover

From the French and Indian War in 1754, with Benjamin Franklin's “Join or Die” cartoon, to the present Iraqi conflict, propaganda has played a significant role in American history. The Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda provides more than 350 entries, focusing primarily on propaganda created by the U.S. government throughout its existence. Two specialists, one a long-time research librarian at the U.S. Information Agency (the USIA) and the State Department's Bureau of Diplomacy, and the other a former USIA Soviet Disinformation Officer, Martin J. Manning and Herbert Romerstein bring a profound knowledge of official U.S. propaganda to this reference work. T he dictionary is further enriched by a substantial bibliography, and an outstanding annotated listing of more than 105 special collections worldwide that contain material important to the study of U.S. propaganda.Students, researchers, librarians, lecturers, and interested general readers will find the Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda an authoritative reference work for quick information on a wide range of events, publications, media, people, government agencies, government plans, organizations, and symbols that provided mechanisms to promote America's interests, both abroad and domestically, in peace and in war. Almost all entries conclude with suggestions for further research, and the topically arranged bibliography provides a further comprehensive listing of important resources, including films and videos.

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