Children, War, and Propaganda

Children, War, and Propaganda

by Ross F. Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433103826

ISBN-13: 9781433103827

Pub. Date: 01/31/2011

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

As World Wars I and II consumed the attention of the United States, the nation’s leaders consciously fashioned a presentation of the war for America’s children. Duties of the young troops, cast as small soldiers on the home front, ranged from collecting scrap metal to preparing for future service overseas. A barrage of words and images, in print and

Overview

As World Wars I and II consumed the attention of the United States, the nation’s leaders consciously fashioned a presentation of the war for America’s children. Duties of the young troops, cast as small soldiers on the home front, ranged from collecting scrap metal to preparing for future service overseas. A barrage of words and images, in print and broadcast, in classes, in posters, in plays and in prayer, infused the child’s world with the values of war. Through historical research, this book examines how the group of children acculturated to war during World War I became the generation of leaders during World War II, and discusses the enormous shift that occurred in American society during the twentieth century, from a strong belief in the power of pacifism to pride in becoming the world’s most powerful military force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433103827
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/31/2011
Series:
Mediating American History
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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